Calvin Coolidge

30th US President Calvin Coolidge

Profession: 30th US President

United States of America

Political Party: Republican Republican Party
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

Biography: 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.

He 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 elected in his own right 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.

Though historians are divided on his presidency, he left office with considerable popularity and is viewed as having restored confidence in the government after the scandals the preceding administrations.

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

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

  • 1923-08-03 Vice President 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
  • 1924-06-02 President Calvin Coolidge signs the Indian Citizenship Act (also known as Snyder Act), declaring all Native Americans to be American citizens
  • 1924-10-15 US President Calvin Coolidge declares Statue of Liberty a national monument
  • 1924-11-04 Calvin Coolidge is elected to a full term as President of the United States, defeating Democrat candidate John W. Davis
  • 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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