30 Calvin Coolidge

30 Calvin Coolidge

30 Calvin Coolidge

30 Calvin Coolidge
30 Calvin Coolidge

 
  • Term: 30th President of the United States (1923-1929)
  • Vice President: Charles G. Dawes
  • Born: July 4, 1872, Plymouth Notch, Vermont
  • Full Name: John Calvin Coolidge
  • 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
  • Political Party: Republican
  • Writings: The Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge (1929)
  • Died: January 5, 1933, Northampton, Massachusetts
  • Buried: Plymouth Notch, Vermont

Calvin Coolidge Trivia:
Graduated Amherst College (1895) Vice President under Harding. Sent U.S. Marines to Nicaragua in 1925 after the outbreak of civil war. Despite strong party support, Coolidge announced on August 2, 1927, "I do not choose to run for president in 1928." Charles Lindbergh completed the thirst transatlantic flight in 1927. While governor of Massachusetts, Coolidge was once punched in the eye by the mayor of Boston. He was the only president sworn into office by his father, a justice of the peace and notary public. Coolidge averaged nine hours of sleep a night and took afternoon naps of from two to four hours. His wife recounted that a young woman sitting next to Coolidge at a dinner party confided to him she had bet she could get at least three words of conversation from him. Without looking at her he quietly retorted, "You lose."


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