John Calvin Coolidge Jr.

John Calvin Coolidge Jr. (1872 - 1933)

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President John Calvin (Calvin) Coolidge Jr.
Born in Plymouth Notch, Windsor, Vermont, USAmap
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Husband of — married in Burlington, Chittenden, Vermontmap
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Died in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USAmap
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Preceded by
29th President
Warren G. Harding

Preceded by
Vice President

Thomas R. Marshall

Preceded by
47th Governor

Samuel W. McCall
Calvin Coolidge
30th President
of the United States

29th Vice President
of the United States
Vice President

48th Governor
of Massachusetts
Mass. Governor
Succeeded by
31th President
Herbert Hoover

Succeeded by
Vice President

Charles G. Dawes

Succeeded by
49th Governor

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.[1]

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."[2]

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.[3] 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.[4][5]

On July 7, 1924 a defining event of his life occurred. On that day his son Calvin aged 16, died of blood poisoning.[6] 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. [7]

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.[8]

Time Line


John Calvin Coolidge and Victoria Josephine Moor married.[9][10]

July 4, 1872

John Calvin Coolidge Jr. born.[11][12][13]

April 15, 1875

Abigail Grace Coolidge, sister of John Calvin born.[14]

1877 - 1886

Educated in local schools.[15]

March 14, 1885

Victoria Moor Coolidge, mother of John Calvin, Jr. died of tuberculosis.[16][17][18]

1886 - 1890

Enrolled at the Black River Academy in Ludlow, Vermont.[19]


Abigail Grace Coolidge, sister of John Calvin died.[20][21]

1891 - 1895

Attended Amherst College and graduated with honors.[22][23][24][25][26]


Admitted to the bar, started practicing law in Northampton, Massachusetts and became active in local politics.[27][28][29]

October 4, 1905

Married Grace Anna Goodhue.[30][31][32]


First son, John Coolidge born.[33][34]


After his election in November, 1906, Coolidge serves as representative to the Massachusetts Legislature.[35][36]


Second son, Calvin Coolidge born.[37][38]

1910 - 1911

Coolidge is mayor of Northampton, Massachusetts.[39][40]

1912 - 1915

Serves several terms as state senator, and as president of the Massachusetts senate 1913-1915.[41]


Coolidge is elected Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts and serves three terms.[42][43]

April 6, 1917

United States enters World War I.[44]

November 5, 1918

Calvin Coolidge is elected Govenor of Massachusetts.[45][46][47]

November 11, 1918

End of fighting in World War I.[48]


Police in Boston, Massachusetts attempt to unionize and strike, resulting in rioting and disorder. Coolidge called up the state guard.[49] "Governor Coolidge comes to national attention because of his stand for law and order. In a telegram to Samuel Gompers, President of the American Federation of Labor, Coolidge declares: 'There is no right to strike against the public safety by anybody, anywhere, anytime.'"[50]


Nominated and elected Vice President of the United States.[51][52][53]

January, 1920 - August 2, 1923

Calvin Coolidge served as Vice President of the United States until the death of President Harding on August 2.[54]

August 3, 1923

After President Warren Harding had died unexpectedly. Vice President Coolidge was sworn in as President by his father, as soon as the news reached him on August 3, 1923.[55][56]

December, 1923

President Coolidge's ..." first message to Congress ... called for isolation in foreign policy, and for tax cuts, economy, and limited aid to farmers."[57]

February 22, 1924

"Calvin Coolidge became the first president to make a public radio address to the American people.".[58]

July 7, 1924

"The President's youngest son, Calvin, dies tragically from blood poisoning. His remaining son, John, wrote that his father never fully overcame his grief for his younger son.".[59]


Calvin Coolidge was nominated at the Republican National Convention as the candidate for president, and was elected. His campaign slogan was “Keep Cool with Coolidge”.[60][61]

March 18, 1926

The President's father, John Calvin Coolidge, Sr. died.[62]

August 2, 1927

President Coolidge announces that he is not going to run for another term as president.[63][64]


President Coolidge issues the first Child Health Day Proclamation.[65]


The Coolidges move back to Northampton. He writes his autobiography, The Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge.[66]

October 29, 1929

The stock market crashes, now known as the official start to the Great Depression that would last for 10 years. Possibly Coolidge was able to foresee this event and factored it into his decision not to run for president again. His wife implied it was true.[67]

January 5, 1933

Former President John Calvin Coolidge Jr. died of a coronary thrombosis (heart attack).[68][69]

John was born in 1872. He was the son of John Coolidge and Victoria Moore. He passed away in 1933.


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On 12 Nov 2012 Becky (Nally) Syphers wrote:

My mother was a child, living in a small town in Vermont when Coolidge was president. She always remembered his radio speech in 1924, when she was about 6. Radios were relatively scarce in those days. The man across the street invited the neighbors to listen to the president speak on the radio. The neighbor had "put the radio in a bowl" to make the volume louder.

On 25 Oct 2012 Ed Burke wrote:

I had no idea about the death of his son. Thanks

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On 12 Jan 2018 at 19:30 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

Coolidge-568 and Coolidge-13 appear to represent the same person because: identical data

On 15 Jun 2015 at 21:50 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

Please add to the trusted list for this profile..

Thanks Robin Lee

On 27 Nov 2012 at 23:34 GMT Kevin Sands wrote:

Hi Becky,

The link to "31st President Hebert Hoover" is spelt incorrectly.


On 27 Nov 2012 at 23:33 GMT Kevin Sands wrote:

Hi Becky,

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:

Hi Becky,

The correction regarding his date of death I referred to yesterday is in the Biograpy, 4th paragraph, 4th line.

Regards, Kevin

On 25 Nov 2012 at 01:53 GMT Kevin Sands wrote:

Hi Sue,

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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