30. Calvin Coolidge

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“Silent Cal”

  • Full Name: John Calvin Coolidge
  • Years in Office: 1923–1929
  • Political Party: Republican
  • Nickname: “Silent Cal”
  • Age at Inauguration: 51
  • Vice President: None (term following Harding’s death); Charles G. Dawes (elected term)
  • Birth: July 4, 1872 in Plymouth Notch, Vermont
  • Death: January 5, 1933 in Northampton, Massachusetts
  • Place of Burial: Plymouth Notch Cemetery – Plymouth, Vermont
  • Height: 5’10”
  • Ancestry: English
  • Father: John Calvin Coolidge (1845–1926); Storekeeper, farmer
  • Mother: Victoria Josephine Moor Coolidge (1846–1885)
  • Wife: Grace Anna Goodhue (January 3, 1879 – July 8, 1957)
  • Marriage: October 4, 1905 in Burlington, Vermont
  • Children: John (1906–2000); Calvin (1908–1924)
  • Home: Coolidge Homestead – Plymouth Notch, Vermont
  • Education: Plymouth District School; Black River Academy; St. Johnsbury Academy; B.A. from Amherst College (1895)
  • Religious Affiliation: Congregationalist
  • Military Service: No
  • Career:
    • Lawyer (1897–)
    • City Councilman, Northampton, Massachusetts (1899)
    • City Solicitor (1900–1901)
    • Clerk of the Courts (1904)
    • Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives (1907–1908)
    • Mayor of Northampton (1910–1911)
    • Member and President of Massachusetts Senate (1912–1915)
    • Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts (1916–1918)
    • Governor of Massachusetts (1919–1920)
    • Vice President: Harding administration (1921–1923)
    • President (1923–1929)
    • Writer
  • Writings: The Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge

Campaign Poster

30 Calvin Coolidge, Keep Cool With Coolidge, cover of sheet music, published by T.J. Honaker, 1924

 

Keep Cool With Coolidge, cover of sheet music, published by T. J. Honaker, 1924

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