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Calvin Coolidge
by John T. Marck


 
 
 

 

 

 
 
 

CALVIN COOLIDGE

30th President

Term- August 3, 1923 to March 4, 1929

Republican Party

 

Birth: Plymouth Notch, Vermont, July 4, 1872.

Ancestry: English

Marriage: Burlington, Vermont, October 4, 1905 to Grace Anna Goodhue, who was born in Burlington, Vermont, January 3, 1879. Grace died in Northampton, Massachusetts, July 8, 1957 and is buried in Plymouth Notch Cemetery, Plymouth, Vermont.

Children: John (1906- ); Calvin (1908-1924).

Home: Coolidge Homestead, Plymouth Notch, Vermont.

Education: Plymouth District school; Black River Academy; St. Johnbury Academy; Amherst College.

Religion: Congregationalist

Occupation before Presidency: Lawyer

Pre-Presidential Offices: Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives; Mayor of Northampton, Massachusetts; Member and President of the Massachusetts Senate; Lt. Governor of Massachusetts; Governor of Massachusetts; Vice President.

Age at Inauguration: 51

First Administration: Vice President: None, Inauguration August 3, 1923, Plymouth Notch, Vermont.

Second Administration: Vice President: Charles G. Dawes of Illinois, Inauguration

March 4, 1925, The Capital, Washington, D.C.

Occupation after Presidency: Writer

Death: Northampton, Massachusetts, January 5, 1933.

Cause of Death: Coronary thrombosis at age 60.

Place of Burial: Plymouth Notch Cemetery, Plymouth, Vermont.

Interesting Facts:

Calvin Coolidge was a tightwad. His election slogan was "Keep cool with Coolidge", and he served ice water to White House visitors.

Coolidge was the only President to have been born on the Fourth of July.

Coolidge once shook the hands on 1900 people in thirty-four minutes.

Coolidge has the distinction of having one of the more unique swearing-in ceremonies, because the oath was administered by his father, who was a Notary Public and Justice of the Peace.

Copyrightę John T. Marck. All Rights Reserved. This article and their accompanying pictures, photographs, and line art, may not be resold, reprinted, or redistributed for compensation of any kind without prior written permission from the author. From The Presidents of the United States by John T. Marck.