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John Calvin Coolidge Jr. (1872 - 1933)

President John Calvin (Calvin) Coolidge Jr.
Born in Plymouth Notch, Windsor, Vermont, USAmap
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Husband of — married 4 Oct 1905 in Burlington, Chittenden, Vermontmap
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Died in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USAmap
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Calvin Coolidge Jr. was the President of the United States.
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Preceded by
29th President
Warren G. Harding




Preceded by
28th
Vice President

Thomas R. Marshall




Preceded by
47th Governor

Samuel W. McCall
Calvin Coolidge
30th President
of the United States
POTUS
1923—1929

29th Vice President
of the United States
Vice President
1921—1923

48th Governor
of Massachusetts
Mass. Governor
1919—1921
Succeeded by
31th President
Herbert Hoover




Succeeded by
30th
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.

Biography

It seems appropriate that a future president of the United States was born on 4th of July. 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 03 August 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.[1] 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.[3][4]

On 07 July 1924 a defining event of his life occurred. On that day his son Calvin aged 16, died of blood poisoning.

President Coolidge was not the same after that loss. He seemed to be suffering from depression and refused to run for a second term. He passed away on 05 January 1933 in Northampton, Massachusetts and was buried in Plymouth Notch Cemetery, Plymouth, Windsor, Vermont. The cause of death was heart failure.[4]

Time Line

1870

John Calvin Coolidge and Victoria Josephine Moor married.

[5]

04 July 1872

John Calvin Coolidge Jr. born.[3][2][5]

15 April 1875

Abigail Grace Coolidge, sister of John Calvin born.[3]

1877 - 1886

Educated in local schools.[3]

14 March 1885

Victoria Moor Coolidge, mother of John Calvin, Jr. died of tuberculosis.[3][6][5]

1886 - 1890

Enrolled at the Black River Academy in Ludlow, Vermont.[6]

1890

Abigail Grace Coolidge, sister of John Calvin died.[3][6]

1891 - 1895

Attended Amherst College and graduated with honors.[3][2][4] [1][6]

1897

Admitted to the bar, started practicing law in Northampton, Massachusetts and became active in local politics.[2][3][6]

04 October 1905

Married Grace Anna Goodhue.[3][4][5]

1906

First son, John Coolidge born.[3][1]

1907

After his election in November, 1906, Coolidge serves as representative to the Massachusetts Legislature.[3][6]

1908

Second son, Calvin Coolidge born.[3][1]

1910 - 1911

Coolidge is mayor of Northampton, Massachusetts.[3][2]

1912 - 1915

Serves several terms as state senator, and as president of the Massachusetts senate 1913-1915.[3]

1916 - 1918

Coolidge is elected Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts and serves three terms.[3][6]

06 April 1917

United States enters World War I.[7]

05 November 1918

Calvin Coolidge is elected Governor of Massachusetts.[3][1][6]

11 November 1918

End of fighting in World War I.[8]

1919

Police in Boston, Massachusetts attempt to unionize and strike, resulting in rioting and disorder. Coolidge called up the state guard.[3] "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.'"[1]

1920

Nominated and elected Vice President of the United States.[3][4][6]

January, 1920 - 02 August 1923

Calvin Coolidge served as Vice President of the United States until the death of President Harding on August 2.[3]

03 August 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.[3][2]

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."[2]

22 February 1924

"Calvin Coolidge became the first president to make a public radio address to the American people.".[3]

07 July 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.".[9]

1924

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”.[3][10]

18 March 1926

The President's father, John Calvin Coolidge, Sr. died.[5]

02 August 1927

President Coolidge announces that he is not going to run for another term as president.[3][4]

1928

President Coolidge issues the first Child Health Day Proclamation.[11]

1929

The Coolidges move back to Northampton. He writes his autobiography, The Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge.[1]

29 October 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.[12]

05 January 1933

Former President John Calvin Coolidge Jr. died of a coronary thrombosis (heart attack).[3][13]

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 President Coolidge biography at the Miller Center
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Biography at White House.gov
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 3.19 3.20 3.21 3.22 3.23 Wikipedia
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Find A Grave: Memorial #6551998
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Roberts, Gary Boyd, comp., Ancestors of American Presidents, Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society (2009), 431-432, 435-436, 441, 445, 450, 462, 465-466, 469, 473, 478, 486, 494-501, 581
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.8 http://americanhistory.about.com/od/calvincoolidge/p/pcoolidge.htm
  7. Wikipedia-WWI
  8. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_World_War_I Wikipedia-WWI
  9. http://histclo.com/pres/Ind20/coolidge.html
  10. http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/136173/Calvin-Coolidge/302332/Presidency
  11. http://pediatrics.about.com/b/2012/10/01/child-health-day-2012.htm
  12. Smith, Richard Norton. The Price of the Presidency. Reprinted, with permission from Yankee Magazine, January 1996, at http://www.noho.com/calvinc.html (dead url), archived at https://web.archive.org/web/20120110174948/http://www.noho.com/calvinc.html on 10 January 2012.
  13. http://www.calvin-coolidge.org/president-calvin-coolidge/


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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.
posted 12 Nov 2012 by Becky (Nally) Syphers   [thank Becky]
I had no idea about the death of his son. Thanks
posted 25 Oct 2012 by Ed Burke   [thank Ed]
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Coolidge-568 and Coolidge-13 appear to represent the same person because: identical data
posted by Robin Lee
Hi Becky,

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

Kevin

posted by Kevin Sands
Hi Becky,

How do we tidy up these duplicate footnotes i.e. 14, 15, 16, 20, 22, please?

Kevin

posted by Kevin Sands
Hi Becky,

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

Regards, Kevin

posted by Kevin Sands
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

posted by Kevin Sands

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