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Warren G. Harding, Whiskey Drinker

Ah, Prohibition—a time when the law said “no boozing” yet even the President flaunted the law.

“Warren G. Harding, sometimes acted more like a frat boy than a president, but he was serious about golf. He placed a wager on every swing, and despite Prohibition, he sipped cocktails as he played. After his on-course drinking caused an uproar, he switched to a private club where black-jacketed butlers served Scotch-and-sodas from silver trays.”

See a photograph of Harding with an elephant as a caddie here.

Source: Don Van Natta, Jr., “They Got Game. It Just May be the Wrong Game,” New York Times, April 6, 2008, p. 3.


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