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  Coolidge, Calvin
CANDIDATE DETAILS
AffiliationRepublican  
  1925-01-01  
 
NameCalvin Coolidge
Address19-21 Massasoit St
Northampton, Massachusetts , United States
EmailNone
Website [Link]
Born July 04, 1872
DiedJanuary 05, 1933 (60 years)
ContributorClassical Liberal
Last ModifedRBH
Dec 14, 2020 04:55pm
Tags Caucasian - English - Capitalist - Libertarian - Government Reform - Isolationist - Christian - Congregationalist -
Info30th President (August 3rd, 1923 - March 4th, 1929)
31st Vice President (March 4th, 1921 - August 3rd, 1923)

b. Plymouth Notch, Vermont
Height: 5'10"
b. Plymouth, Vt.
grad. Amherst

John Calvin Coolidge was a graduate of Amherst College and was admitted to the bar in 1897. He practiced (1897?1919) law in Northampton, Mass., entered state politics as a Republican, and rose steadily in the party. He served (1910?11) as mayor of Northampton, was a member of the Massachusetts state senate from 1912 to 1915 (its president after 1914), and was (1916?19) lieutenant governor before serving (1919?21) as governor. Coolidge rose to national prominence when he used the militia to end the Boston police strike in 1919. In 1920 he was nominated as Republican candidate for the vice presidency and was elected with Warren G. Harding.

After Harding died, Coolidge took (Aug. 3, 1923) the oath of office as President. Untouched by the scandals of the Harding administration, he was easily elected to a full term in 1924. His personal honesty and New England simplicity appealed to the American people, and his unquestioning faith in the conservative business values of laissez faire reflected the national mood. Coolidge's policies were aggressively pro-business. Through his appointees he transformed the Federal Trade Commission from an agency intended to regulate corporations into one dominated by big business. He twice vetoed (1927, 1928) the McNary-Haugen bill to aid agriculture and pocket-vetoed (1928) a bill for government operation of the Muscle Shoals hydroelectric plant. The presence in his cabinet of Herbert C. Hoover and Andrew W. Mellon added to the business tone of his administration, and Coolidge supported Mellon's program of tax cuts and economy in government. Through his public statements he encouraged the reckless stock market speculation of the late 1920s and left the nation unprepared for the economic collapse that followed. Coolidge chose not to seek renomination in 1928. After leaving office he retired to Northampton to write newspaper and magazine articles and his autobiography (1929, repr. 1989). As first lady, his wife, Grace A. Goodhue Coolidge, was much admired for her poise and charm.

First Appeared on a United tates Postage Stamp in 1938.
Vote totals for elections in which was nominated for the Hall of Fame for Great Americans (1900-1965): 1960-0.


JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
06/13/2007-06/24/2007 Rasmussen Reports 38.00% ( 0.0) 31.00% ( 0.0) 31.00% ( 0.0)

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NEWS
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DISCUSSION
Importance? 10.00000 Average

FAMILY
Wife Grace Anna Goodhue Coolidge Oct 04, 1905-Jan 05, 1933
Son John Coolidge 1906-2000
Son Calvin Coolidge, Jr. 1908-1924

INFORMATION LINKS
Calvin Coolidge - Address at the Opening of Work on Mount Rushmore in Black Hills, SD (August 10, 1927)  Discuss
Calvin Coolidge - Fifth Annual Message (December 6, 1927)  Discuss
Calvin Coolidge - First Annual Message (December 6, 1923)  Discuss
Calvin Coolidge - Fourth Annual Message (December 7, 1926)  Discuss
Calvin Coolidge - Second Annual Message (December 3, 1924)  Discuss
Calvin Coolidge - Sixth Annual Message (December 4, 1928)  Discuss
Calvin Coolidge - Third Annual Message (December 8, 1925)  Discuss
President Calvin Coolidge Inaugural Address March 4, 1925  Discuss
RACES
  06/16/1932 US President - R Convention Lost 0.43% (-97.48%)
  06/15/1928 US President - R Convention Lost 1.56% (-75.30%)
  06/01/1928 US President - R Primaries Lost 0.32% (-49.41%)
  05/15/1928 NJ US President - R Primary Lost 0.26% (-99.06%)
  04/28/1928 MA US President - R Primary Lost 6.60% (-78.59%)
  04/10/1928 IL US President - R Primary Lost 0.21% (-99.14%)
  04/10/1928 NE US President - R Primary Lost 0.43% (-91.36%)
  04/03/1928 WI US President - R Primary Lost 0.36% (-86.77%)
  04/02/1928 MI US President - R Primary Lost 0.57% (-97.00%)
  01/12/1925 US President Won 71.94% (+46.33%)
  11/04/1924 US President National Vote Won 54.03% (+25.20%)
  07/01/1924 US President - D Primaries Lost 0.01% (-56.04%)
  07/01/1924 US President - R Primaries Won 68.38% (+39.79%)
  06/12/1924 US President - R Convention Won 96.03% (+92.97%)
  05/28/1924 MT US President - R Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  05/27/1924 WV US President - R Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  05/16/1924 OR US President - R Primary Won 76.75% (+53.51%)
  05/06/1924 CA US President - R Primary Won 54.29% (+8.59%)
  05/05/1924 MD US President - R Primary Won 93.67% (+87.35%)
  04/29/1924 MA US President - R Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  04/29/1924 OH US President - R Primary Won 86.27% (+72.57%)
  04/22/1924 NJ US President - R Primary Won 89.12% (+78.26%)
  04/22/1924 PA US President - R Primary Won 87.93% (+83.66%)
  04/08/1924 NE US President - PRB Primary Won 63.89% (+44.44%)
  04/08/1924 NE US President - D Primary Lost 0.64% (-56.64%)
  04/08/1924 IL US President - R Primary Won 58.01% (+16.06%)
  04/08/1924 NE US President - R Primary Won 63.57% (+27.64%)
  04/07/1924 MI US President - R Primary Won 67.24% (+37.71%)
  04/01/1924 WI US President - R Primary Lost 35.79% (-26.72%)
  03/25/1924 SD US President - R Primary Lost 49.29% (-1.42%)
  03/18/1924 ND US President - R Primary Won 42.11% (+10.02%)
  03/11/1924 NH US President - R Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  08/03/1923 US President - Deceased Successor Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/1920 US Vice President Won 76.08% (+52.17%)
  06/12/1920 US President - R Convention Lost 1.97% (-35.42%)
  06/12/1920 US Vice President - R Convention Won 69.09% (+54.04%)
  05/18/1920 VT US President - R Primary Lost 6.41% (-59.71%)
  04/27/1920 MA US President - R Primary Won 54.03% (+30.64%)
  04/27/1920 NJ US President - R Primary Lost 0.02% (-50.04%)
  11/04/1919 MA Governor Won 60.94% (+23.99%)
  11/05/1918 MA Governor Won 50.87% (+4.03%)
  11/06/1917 MA Lt. Governor Won 60.37% (+27.52%)
  11/07/1916 MA Lt. Governor Won 56.07% (+16.82%)
  11/02/1915 MA Lt. Governor Won 52.13% (+10.65%)
  09/21/1915 MA Lt. Governor - R Primary Won 59.68% (+19.35%)
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