Calvin Coolidge
30th President of the United States

(1923 - 1929)
Vice President: Charles G. Dawes

Grace Coolidge was the first lady of the United States during the presidency of her husband, Calvin Coolidge, from 1923 to 1929. She was known for her lively, charming manner.

Grace Coolidge was the first lady of the United States during the presidency of her husband, Calvin Coolidge, from 1923 to 1929. She was known for her lively, charming manner.

Grace Coolidge was the first lady of the United States during the presidency.

 
 

President: Calvin Coolidge

Wife: Grace Anna Goodhue (1879-1957), on October 4, 1905

Kids: John Coolidge (1906- ); Calvin Coolidge, Jr. (1908-24)

Pets: Peter Pan, a terrier; Paul Pry (née Laddie Buck), an Airedale; Calamity Jane, a sheepdog; Boston Beans, a bulldog; King Cole, a shepherd; Palo Alto, a birder; collies named Rob Roy (née Oshkosh), Prudence Prim, Ruby Rough, and Bessie; chows named Blackberry and Tiny Tim; canaries named Nip, Tuck, and Snowflake; cats named Bounder, Tiger, and Blacky; raccoons named Rebecca and Horace; Ebeneezer, a donkey; Smokey, a bobcat; Old Bill, a thrush; Enoch, a goose; a mockingbird; a bear; an antelope; a wallaby; a pygmy hippo; some lion cubs

Bio: Calvin Coolidge, (1872-1933), was the 30th President Of The United States. Born on July 4, 1872, in Plymouth Notch, Vermont, he was named John Calvin Coolidge, but in early adulthood he dropped the "John." His father, John Calvin Coolidge, was a jack-of-all-trades, teacher, storekeeper, farmer, politician, and even mechanic when necessary. His mother, Victoria Moor Coolidge died when Calvin was 12.

He attended Amherst where he gained an understanding of culture and strengthened his desire to be a civil servant, graduating cum laude. Two years later, he was admitted to the bar. During 1896 and 1897, Coolidge was active in the Republican party, and in 1898 he was elected to the city council. Thus began a lifelong political career. That year also marked the marriage to his wife, Grace Anna Goodhue.

After his election to a third Senate term in 1913, he became more popular, leading to an election to Massachusetts governor in 1918.

In 1920 Coolidge won a landslide victory as Vice President to Harding. He was bored with this position, however, and made no mark on national politics, until President Harding died on Aug. 2, 1923. He worked hard to gain public respect and acceptance. He succeeded to an extent and was nominated for president in June 1924. Coolidge’s popularity was cushioned by the economic upturn and he was easily elected. But tragedy struck in the same year, when his younger son, Calvin, Jr., died of blood poisoning.

Coolidge was a fairly successful president in that when he really wanted something done it was done. He pared the national debt and reduced income taxes. He also expanded the departments of Agriculture and Commerce, regulated radio broadcasting, and fought against unfair business practices. He retired in 1929 to Northampton, where he did a lot of writing for newspapers and magazines. His health declined rapidly, and on Jan. 5, 1933, he died of coronary thrombosis.
  

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