Even though the scandal is already century-old did a recent DNA test proved the truth of a former US President’s impropriety?
By: Ringo Bones
Unfortunately it is neither about proof about former US President Ronald Reagan’s bastard son who is also a famous pornstar (Peter North? Faye Reagan?) nor about former US President Bill Clinton. It’s all about Warren G. Harding, the 29th President of the United States where a recent DNA test had proven that he indeed is the biological father of his alleged illegitimate daughter born out of his affair with his mistress Nan Britton. Harding’s daughter’s complete name is Elizabeth Ann Britton Harding Blaesing.
Nan Britton publicly claimed back in 1928 that Harding had fathered her illegitimate daughter shortly before his election as president in 1920. The affair wasn’t exactly hush-hush because in 1927 Nan Britton went public by publishing “The President’s Daughter” alleging than Nan Britton had been Harding’s 30-years-younger mistress and Harding had gotten her pregnant. But Harding died unexpectedly in 1923 leaving Britton in the lurch without any financial provisions made on Harding’s will for the child. Britton wrote the book but she’d destroyed her correspondents / love letters with Harding. Worse still, Harding’s family insisted that he couldn’t have kids because he was afflicted with a severe case of the measles. Without much in the way of proof, Nan Britton faced a harsh blowback.
Finally though a pair of the Harding family reached out to Blaesing’s surviving family and decided to try genetic testing. By the way, Nan Britton passed away in 1991 while Elizabeth Ann Blaesing in 2005. According to the DNA test results, Mr. Blaesing – Nan Britton’s grandson – was a second cousin to Peter and Abigail Harding meaning that Elizabeth Ann Blaesing had to be President Warren G. Harding’s biological daughter. An ancestry exec told the Times that they’re very confident of the DNA test results.