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Calvin Coolidge (1872 – 1933)

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Life in Brief: A quiet and somber man whose sour expression masked a dry wit, Calvin Coolidge was known as "Silent Cal." After learning of his ascendancy to the presidency following the death of Warren Harding in 1923, Coolidge was sworn in by his father,… more life in brief »

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Facts about Calvin Coolidge

Term
:
30th President of the United States (1923 – 1929)
Born
:
July 4, 1872, Plymouth Notch, Vermont
Political Party
:
Republican
Died
:
January 05, 1933
Nickname
:
“Silent Cal”
Education
:
Amherst College (graduated 1895)
Religion
:
Congregationalist
Marriage
:
October 4, 1905, to Grace Anna Goodhue (1879–1957)
Children
:
John (1906–2000), Calvin (1908–1924)
Career
:
Lawyer
Buried
:
Plymouth Notch, Vermont
Writings

The Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge (1929)


Because of what America is and what America has done, a firmer courage, a higher hope, inspires the heart of all humanity.
March 4, 1925

Citation Information

Consulting Editor

David Greenberg

Professor Greenberg is a professor of history and of journalism and media studies at Rutgers University. His publications include:

Calvin Coolidge (Henry Holt and Company, 2006)

Presidential Doodles (Basic Books, 2006)

Nixon’s Shadow: The History of an Image (W.W. Norton, 2003)

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