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Virtual Vermonter - Biographies - Calvin Coolidge

 

Calvin Coolidge was the 30th (1923-1929) President of the United States. He was born John Calvin Coolidge in Plymouth, Windsor County, Vermont on July 4, 1872, but dropped John from his name upon graduating from college. He attended Amherst College, Massachusetts, graduating in 1895. He practiced law in Northampton, Massachusetts, and was a member of the city council in 1899, city solicitor from 1900-1902, clerk of courts in 1904, and a member of the State house of representatives 1907-1908.

Coolidge was elected mayor of Northampton in 1910 and 1911, was a member of the State senate 1912-1915, serving as president of that body in 1914 and 1915. He was lieutenant governor of the state 1916-1918, and Governor 1919-1920. He was elected Vice President of the United States on the Republican ticket headed by Warren G. Harding in 1920. He was inaugurated on March 4, 1921, and served until August 3, 1923. Upon the death of President Harding, Coolidge became President of the United States on August 3, 1923

He was elected President of the United States in 1924 for the term expiring March 3, 1929. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1928. He served as chairman of the Nonpartisan Railroad Commission and as honorary president of the Foundation of the Blind. He died at "The Beeches", Northampton, Massachusetts, January 5, 1933. Interment is in Notch Cemetery, Plymouth, Vermont.

-from the Wikipedia


For More Information:

The Presidency of Calvin Coolidge (American Presidency Series)
by Robert H. Ferrell

The Quotable Calvin Coolidge: Sensible Words for a New Century
by Calvin Coolidge, Peter Hannaford (Editor)

Coolidge
by Robert Sobel

 

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