Warren G. Harding’s Grandson Asks Ohio Court To Exhume Former President’s Body

Warren G. Harding’s Grandson Asks Ohio Court To Exhume Former President’s Body


Former President Warren G. Harding’s grandson is asking an Ohio court to exhume his grandfather’s body. 

James Blaesing said he is seeking to exhume Harding’s body to confirm his relationship to the 29th president through DNA testing, according to the Associated Press (AP).

Blaesing’s mother, Elizabeth Ann Blaesing, is the child of Harding and his longtime lover, Nan Britton. Blaesing is seeking recognition for his mother in Harding’s new presidential center in Marion, Ohio. 

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President Warren Harding with First Lady Florence Kling Harding in 1920.

President Warren Harding with First Lady Florence Kling Harding in 1920. (Everett Collection/Shutterstock)

Blaesing said he deserves to “have his story, his mother’s story and his grandmother’s story included within the hallowed halls and museums in this town,” according to the AP.

Blaesing discovered his relation to Harding when he took a DNA test from Ancestry.com and matched with two of Harding’s relatives. After the test, his mother discovered she was Harding’s only child. (RELATED: Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Presidential Sex Affairs But Were Afraid to Ask)

He is disappointed the new museum is not taking more of an interest in his

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