Calvin Coolidge

30th US President Calvin Coolidge Full Name: Calvin Coolidge
Nationality: American

Profession: 30th US President
Political Party: Republican
Political Titles: Vice President, Governor of Massachusetts, Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts

Presidential Term: August 2, 1923 - March 4, 1929
Preceded By: Warren G. Harding
Succeeded By: Herbert Hoover

Why Famous: Coolidge, widely known as 'Silent Cal' for his reserved nature was elected Governor of Massachusetts in 1918. He gained national attention for his strong handling of the 1919 Boston Police strike. His was nominated as Republican Vice President and elected to office with President Harding. He unexpectedly became President upon Harding's death in 1923. Coolidge was again elected President in 1924. His term of office reflected his belief in small government, he twice vetoed a farm subsidies bill and reduced taxes. In 1924 he signed a citizen act granting Native Americans full citizenship.

Born: July 4, 1872
Star Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Plymouth Notch, Vermont, USA

Died: January 5, 1933 (aged 60)
Cause of Death: Coronary thrombosis

Married Life

  • 1905-10-04 30th US President Calvin Coolidge (33) weds Grace Anna Goodhue (26) in Burlington, Vermont

Historical Events in the Life of Calvin Coolidge

  • 1923-08-03 VP Calvin Coolidge becomes 30th US President upon death of President Warren G. Harding
  • 1923-11-22 Calvin Coolidge pardons WW I German spy Lothar Witzke, sentenced to death
  • 1923-12-06 1st US Presidential address broadcast on radio by President Calvin Coolidge
  • 1924-05-26 US President Calvin Coolidge signs Immigration law restricting immigration
  • 1924-10-15 US President Calvin Coolidge declares Statue of Liberty a national monument
  • 1924-11-04 US President Calvin Coolidge re-elected
  • 1927-02-10 US President Calvin Coolidge asks for 2nd disarmament conference
  • 1927-02-23 US President Calvin Coolidge creates Federal Radio Commission (FRC)
  • 1929-02-26 US President Calvin Coolidge establishes Grand Teton National Park

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