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||Calvin Coolidge Jr. was the President of the United States.|
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Warren G. Harding
Thomas R. Marshall
Samuel W. McCall
of the United States
29th Vice President
of the United States
Charles G. Dawes
Channing H. Cox
|1872 Birth||1923-1929 President (one term)||1933 Death|
Descendant of Pilgrim Edward Doty.
It seems appropriate that a future president of the United States was born on July 4. John Calvin Coolidge, Jr. the thirtieth president was born on that day in 1872.
He became president unexpectedly. "At 2:30 on the morning of August 3, 1923, while visiting in Vermont, Calvin Coolidge received word that he was President. By the light of a kerosene lamp, his father, who was a notary public, administered the oath of office as Coolidge placed his hand on the family Bible."
With a nickname of "Silent Cal", President Coolidge was known for being a man of few words, a very dry sense of humor, and personal integrity. By politics he was a Republican, by religion, a Congregationalist. He was a fiscal conservative and believed in small government, beliefs which many Republicans still share. The administration preceding his was known for extravagance and scandal. During the first part of term, he was able to restore public confidence in the federal government.
On July 7, 1924 a defining event of his life occurred. On that day his son Calvin aged 16, died of blood poisoning. From that time on President Coolidge was not the same. He seemed to be suffering from depression and refused to run for a second term. He passed away on January 5, 1933 in Northampton, Massachusetts and was buried in Plymouth Notch Cemetery, Plymouth, Windsor, Vermont. The cause of death was heart failure. 
The genealogical facts of his life are summarized in the top portion of this profile. Several online biographies have been included in the sources section.
July 4, 1872
April 15, 1875
1877 - 1886
March 14, 1885
1886 - 1890
1891 - 1895
October 4, 1905
1910 - 1911
1912 - 1915
April 6, 1917
November 5, 1918
November 11, 1918
January, 1920 - August 2, 1923
August 3, 1923
February 22, 1924
July 7, 1924
March 18, 1926
August 2, 1927
October 29, 1929
January 5, 1933
Roberts, Gary Boyd, Ancestors of American Presidents, Published in Cooperation with the New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts. Preliminary Edition by Carl Boyer, 3rd, Santa Clarita, California 1989. Also the 2009 edition. Footnote abbreviation: Roberts
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On 12 Nov 2012 Becky (Nally) Syphers wrote:
On 25 Oct 2012 Ed Burke wrote:
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On 15 Jun 2015 at 21:50 GMT Robin Lee wrote:
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On 27 Nov 2012 at 23:34 GMT Kevin Sands wrote:
The link to "31st President Hebert Hoover" is spelt incorrectly.
On 27 Nov 2012 at 23:33 GMT Kevin Sands wrote:
How do we tidy up these duplicate footnotes i.e. 14, 15, 16, 20, 22, please?
On 25 Nov 2012 at 19:10 GMT Kevin Sands wrote:
The correction regarding his date of death I referred to yesterday is in the Biograpy, 4th paragraph, 4th line.
On 25 Nov 2012 at 01:53 GMT Kevin Sands wrote:
1. The Encyc. Britannica has Pres. Harding’s death on Aug 2nd (not 3rd) hence C.C. became the 30th Pres. on the same date. 2. His 1924 pre-election presidential slogan was “Keep Cool with Coolidge” as he had become a fondly accepted symbol of calm, practical leadership. 3. In September 1919, he called out the state guard to quell two days of rioting and disorder resulting from a Boston police strike. 4. In the OED,‘vice-president’ is a hyphenated term (I understand the USA may have its own vers.). 5. Corr's to his bio: a)"thirtieth" (spelling). b)“He passed away on January 3, 1933” should be Jan 5th. c)“now known as the official start to the Great Depression”. d)“Vice President Coolidge” (spelling). Would you like my help? Sce: The New Encycl. Britannica Regards, Kevin
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