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Read a letter from President Coolidge

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Did You Know?

He was born on July 4, 1872.
During his term, Charles Lindbergh was the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
While he was in office, the Ku Klux Klan exceeded 4 million members.
He was president when Babe Ruth hit 60 home runs.


Key Events in the Administration

Calvin Coolidge
(July 4, 1872 - January 5, 1933)

Life Facts

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First Lady: Grace Anna Goodhue Coolidge, Wife
Wife's Maiden Name: Grace Goodhue
Number of Children: 2
Education Level: College
School Attended: Amherst College
Religion: Congregationalist
Profession: Lawyer

Public Service:
Dates of Presidency: 8/3/1923 - 3/3/1929
Presidency Number: 30
Number of Terms: 2
Why Presidency Ended: Left after 1st term
Party: Republican
His Vice President(s): None, Charles Gates Dawes
Vice President For: Warren G. Harding (1921-1923)
Governor of a State: Massachusetts (1919-1920)
State Legislative Service: MA (1912-1915)
Other Offices: General Court (MA); Mayor of Northampton (MA); State Senate President (MA); Lieutenant Governor (MA)
Methodology and Resources

Presidential Places

Birthplace: President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site
Gravesite: Plymouth Notch Cemetery
Library: Calvin Coolidge Presidential Library and Museum

Reference Material

Inaugural Address
Related Links
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Papers: Library of Congress - Washington, DC, 202-707-5387
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Programming includes:

Calvin Coolidge Life Portrait: From President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site - Plymouth, VT
 Guests included: Bill Jenney, administrator, Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site; Cynthia Bittinger, director, Coolidge Foundation; Sheldon Stern, historian, JFK Library; and Jim Cooke, actor and historian Watch | Order Videotape
Interview With John Coolidge (son of President Coolidge) Watch

  Richard Garvey and Allison Lockwood on Coolidge's life in Northampton, MA Watch

  Don Ritchie on Coolidge's Senate career Watch

Fred DePaul on the Coolidge Historic Site tours Watch 

Coolidge descendants on Grace Coolidge Watch

Carl Sferrazza Anthony on Grace Coolidge  Watch

Calvin and Grace Coolidge portrayed by William and Sue Wills Watch
Calvin Coolidge portrayed by Jim Cooke Watch

Booknotes with Robert Sobel, Coolidge: An American Enigma Watch

1995 C-SPAN School Bus visit to Coolidge home Watch

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