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President Calvin Coolidge

John Calvin Coolidge was the 30th President of the United States (1923–29)Created by: PICRYLDated: 2016
Coolidge in N.Y.
John Calvin Coolidge Jr. (July 4, 1872 – January 5, 1933) was the 30th President of the United States (1923–29). He was elected as the 29th vice president in 1920 and succeeded to the presidency upon the sudden death of Warren G. Harding in 1923.
Born in Plymouth, Vermont, on July 4, 1872, Coolidge was the son of a village storekeeper. He was graduated from Amherst College with honors and started his political career as a councilman in Northampton, Massachusetts, and became Governor of Massachusetts, as a Republican.
Elected in his own right in 1924, he gained a reputation as a small-government conservative, and also as a man who said very little, although having a rather dry sense of humor. Coolidge was a popular figure and restored public confidence in the White House after the scandals of his predecessor's administration. He left office with considerable popularity amid the material prosperity which many Americans were enjoying during the 1920s era.
Coolidge was both the most negative and remote of Presidents, and the most accessible. He once explained to Bernard Baruch why he often sat silently through interviews: "Well, Baruch, many times I say only 'yes' or 'no' to people. Even that is too much. It winds them up for twenty minutes more."
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President Calvin Coolidge

President Calvin Coolidge

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Pres. Coolidge receiving a book containing oil paintings of scenes in Mackinac Island and a complete history of the island, on which he is being invited to spend the summer, from Mrs. W.W. Wittinghill of Detroit, as official representative of Gov. Green of Michigan

Pres. Coolidge receiving a book containing oil paintings of scenes in ...

Title and other information transcribed from unverified, old caption card data and item. National Photo Company Collection (Library of Congress). Caption card tracings: Michigan; Shelf; PI; Presidential I.; Shelf.

[A session in the House of Representatives, with Warren Harding speaking, and Calvin Coolidge and Frederick Gillett seated behind desk]

[A session in the House of Representatives, with Warren Harding speaki...

National Photo Company Collection (Library of Congress).

[Grand Masters of Masons in Washington for a conference posed standing with President Coolidge, outside the White House]

[Grand Masters of Masons in Washington for a conference posed standing...

National Photo Company Collection. Item in album: v. 2, p. 14, no. 42212.

[President and Mrs. Harding and Vice President and Mrs. Coolidge standing at Union Station, on their arrival for the inauguration]

[President and Mrs. Harding and Vice President and Mrs. Coolidge stand...

National Photo Company Collection. Item in album: v. 1, p. 2, no. 12443.

Group at the International Tree Planting, with women from 21 nations who are attending the Pan American Conference of Women, Baltimore, 1922 - in the center of the group are Mrs. Hughes, wife of the Secretary of State, Mrs. Coolidge and Vice President Coolidge

Group at the International Tree Planting, with women from 21 nations w...

Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. In album: Washington, D.C., 1922, v. 4, Herbert E. French, National Photo Company. National Photo Company Collection (Library of Congress). No... more

[President and Mrs. Coolidge leaving the Capitol after the funeral of Warren G. Harding]

[President and Mrs. Coolidge leaving the Capitol after the funeral of ...

National Photo Company Collection. Item in album: v. 1, p. 11, no. 25565.

Calvin Coolidge laying the corner stone of the Geo. Wash. memorial, Alexandria, Va., Nov. 1, 1923

Calvin Coolidge laying the corner stone of the Geo. Wash. memorial, Al...

Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. In album: Calvin Coolidge, v. 1, p. 21, Herbert E. French, National Photo Company. National Photo Company Collection (Library of Congress). No... more

[Secretary of War John Weeks, Pres. Calvin Coolidge, and Asst. Secretary of the Navy Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., at Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Armistice Day]

[Secretary of War John Weeks, Pres. Calvin Coolidge, and Asst. Secreta...

National Photo Company Collection. Item in album: v. 1, p. 22, no. 27239.

Notifying President Coolidge that the "Court" is now in session - Judges of Supreme Court calling at White house, Washington, D.C.

Notifying President Coolidge that the "Court" is now in session - Judg...

Nine men outside the White house, including William Howard Taft, Chief Justice. J266513 U.S. Copyright Office. No. 26292.

Swearing of C. Bascom Slemp as Sec[re]t[ar]y to Pres. Coolidge

Swearing of C. Bascom Slemp as Sec[re]t[ar]y to Pres. Coolidge

President Calvin Coolidge and C. Bascom Slemp hold a large document, as Slemp raises his right hand to swear the oath.

President Coolidge illuminating the community Christmas tree, which has been erected on the Monument Grounds, south of the White House
[President Coolidge in automobile at D.A.R. Hall, where he attended a meeting of the American Red Cross]

[President Coolidge in automobile at D.A.R. Hall, where he attended a ...

Photo shows U.S. Secret Service agents William "Arnold" Landvoight (first person walkingt behind car) and Richard "Dick" Jervis (front seat of car). (Source: Secret Service archivist, 2012) National Photo Com... more

[President and Mrs. Coolidge and unidentified man riding in convertible automobile]

[President and Mrs. Coolidge and unidentified man riding in convertibl...

National Photo Company Collection. Item in album: v. 1, p. 20, no. 27088.

President and Mrs. Coolidge attended the services at the First Congressional Church today

President and Mrs. Coolidge attended the services at the First Congres...

Photograph shows President Coolidge, Grace Goodhue Coolidge, and others arriving for services at the First Congressional Church. Title from item. In album: 2 July 1923 to 31 August 1923, v. 6, Herbert E. French... more

[President Coolidge standing with members of the National Motors Asociation on White House lawn]

[President Coolidge standing with members of the National Motors Asoci...

National Photo Company Collection. Item in album: v. 1, p. 23, no. 27449. LC-F81-27449 (glass plate neg.)

Billy Sunday with Mrs. Sunday photographed at the White House today where they called on President Coolidge

Billy Sunday with Mrs. Sunday photographed at the White House today wh...

Copyright National Photo Company. National Photo Company Collection.

[President Coolidge shaking hands with Walter Johnson at Griffith Stadium]

[President Coolidge shaking hands with Walter Johnson at Griffith Stad...

National Photo Company Collection (Library of Congress).

[President Coolidge standing with members of the National Association of Hotel Owners, on the White House lawn]

[President Coolidge standing with members of the National Association ...

National Photo Company Collection. Item in album: v. 1, p. 23, no. 27448.

[Miss Janet Moffett signing up President Coolidge for the Red Cross drive]

[Miss Janet Moffett signing up President Coolidge for the Red Cross dr...

National Photo Company Collection. Item in album: v. 1, p. 22, no. 27246.