Daugherty, Harry

Daugherty, Harry (Micajah)

(1860–1941) lawyer, politician; born in Washington Court House, Ohio. As campaign manager whose prediction originated the term "smoke-filled-room," and as attorney general (1921–24) for President Harding, he figured in several scandals including the Teapot Dome but managed to avoid criminal indictment.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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