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  Calvin Coolidge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Coolidge was elected mayor of Northampton in 1910 and 1911 and was a member of the state Senate 1912-1915, serving as president of that body in 1914 and 1915.
Coolidge was the last President of the United States who did not attempt to intervene in free markets, letting business cycles run their course—summed up in the quote "the business of America is business".
Coolidge is buried beneath a simple headstone in Notch Cemetery, Plymouth Notch, Vermont, where the family homestead is maintained as a museum.
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 Calvin Coolidge - MSN Encarta
Coolidge opposed federal government intervention or relief for workers and was equally against any measures that would interfere with business.
John Calvin Coolidge was the only son of a Vermont storekeeper, John Calvin Coolidge, and his wife, Victoria Josephine Moor Coolidge.
Governor Coolidge, who had earlier declined to take action, brought in additional troops on the third day of the strike and asked for federal soldiers in case a general strike should occur.
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 Grace and Calvin Coolidge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
Coolidge recognized that, along with the President, she was entrusted with serving the needs of the country, a responsibility she took seriously: "There was a sense of detachment.
Coolidge commented that he had always been complimented upon his choice of Grace and that having her, as Mistress of the White House, was the most effective way to supervise it.
Coolidge shared her feelings about the visit with the "Robins", a group of ladies whom she had been communicating with, and had been meeting with for years: "It was so interesting to see all the old guard around the President and Mrs.
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 Calvin Coolidge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
Calvin Coolidge, a man of few words, was so famous for saying so little that a White House dinner guest made a bet that she could get the president to say more than two words.
Calvin Coolidge was sworn into office by his own father, who was a justice of the peace, at 2:47 in the morning.
Coolidge had numerous dogs and cats, as well as a donkey named "Ebeneezer," a goose that had starred in a Broadway play, and a raccoon named "Rebecca." Coolidge was sometimes found walking around the White House with Rebecca on his shoulder.
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 Welcome to The American Presidency
Coolidge's father, John Calvin Coolidge, was a jack-of-all-trades, teacher, storekeeper, farmer, politician, and even mechanic when necessary.
One of Coolidge's earliest bon mots comes from his courtship, when the quiet young man expressed his hope "that having taught the deaf to hear, Goodhue might perhaps cause the mute to speak." Grace Coolidge was the perfect companion for an affectionate but often cranky husband.
Coolidge used his three years as lieutenant governor to acquire more knowledge of government, and in 1918 he was elected governor.
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 Calvin Coolidge
Calvin Coolidge was born at the family home adjoining the Coolidge General Store in Plymouth, Vermont.
Coolidge was a "favorite son" candidate for the Presidency at the Republican convention that nominated Warren Harding.
Coolidge's nickname was "Silent Cal." He believed that the government should have as small a role as possible in the country and that the country's well-being was best preserved by allowing business to create wealth.
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 World Almanac for Kids
Coolidge began to practice law in Northampton, Mass., where he was regularly elected to local office until he became lieutenant governor (1916–18) and governor (1919–20).
Brought to national attention by his suppression of a police strike in Boston—with the assertion that “there is no right to strike against the public safety by anybody, anytime, anywhere”—Coolidge was chosen by the Republican National Convention as the party’s nominee for vice-president in 1920, on a ticket headed by Warren G.
Coolidge believed that “the business of America is business,” and that the business of government was to balance the budget, reduce the debt, cut taxes, make easy credit available (by means of the Federal Reserve), and otherwise not interfere with the private enterprise system.
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 Calvin Coolidge
Calvin Coolidge was born on July 4, 1872, in Plymouth, Vt., the son of John Calvin Coolidge and Victoria Moor Coolidge.
Coolidge and Andrew Mellon, secretary of the treasury, won the passage of economy measures.
Coolidge's popularity remained unshaken, but in 1927 he issued a historical statement: "I do not choose to run for president in 1928." In March 1929 he was succeeded by Herbert Hoover and retired to Northampton where he wrote his autobiography and magazine and newspaper articles.
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 Vermont State Parks - Coolidge
Nestled in the mountains to the south is the community of Plymouth, birthplace of Calvin Coolidge, the 30th president of the United States.
Here, the Coolidge Homestead is maintained by the Division of Historic Sites complete with the furnishings that were present the night of his inauguration in 1923.
Camp Calvin Coolidge, located in the Coolidge State Forest in Plymouth, was established June 9, 1933 as the third Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp to be set up in Vermont.
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 Welcome to The American Presidency
Calvin Coolidge was the 30th president of the United States, achieving the office upon the death of Warren G. Harding in 1923.
John Calvin Coolidge was born on July 4, 1872, in Plymouth Notch, Vt., the son of a merchant.
Coolidge was a taciturn, frugal, and industrious man who admired business leaders and corporations, and he used his influence in the senate to caution against reform measures that might discourage business leaders from investing their capital in new projects.
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 President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Sites - www.HistoricVermont.org
The homes of Calvin Coolidge's family and neighbors, the community church, cheese factory, one-room schoolhouse, and general store have been carefully preserved, and many of the buildings have their original furnishings.
Coolidge was born in the house attached to the back of the general store.
Calvin Coolidge was born in the downstairs bedroom on July 4, 1872.
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 30th President, (John) Calvin Coolidge
The Coolidges also had a raccoon named Rebecca whom they often walked around the White House on a leash, and it was said there was an electric bucking horse in the basement.
Coolidge was attributed to encouraging investors in the stock market, helping to create the boom that eventually led to the great depression.
Coolidge surprised everyone when, in l927, he decided he had enough of politics and declared "I do not choose to run for President in l928." Some historians suggested that he took himself out of the nomination process because he foresaw the stock market crash of 1929.
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 Internet Obituary Network, Obituary for American President Calvin Coolidge, 1872-1933
By 1909 Calvin Coolidge had been elected mayor of Northampton and as he ascended to the state senate (1911-1915) and then lieutenant governor (1915-1918) Grace Coolidge raised their sons at the family's rented duplex in Northampton while her frugal husband Calvin rented a room in Boston and visited his family on weekends.
Coolidge's succinct response, "There is no right to strike against the public safety, by anybody, anywhere, at any time" pushed him to the front of the Republican Party as a running mate to Warren G. Harding in the 1920 elections.
Grace Coolidge, who had been awarded a Gold Medal Honor by the National Institute of Social Sciences and been named in 1931 one of the America's 12 Greatest Living Women, administered over the Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation and served as trustee fro the Clarke School until her death in 1957.
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 American President
A quiet and somber man whose sour expression masked a dry wit, Calvin Coolidge was known as "Silent Cal." After learning of his ascendancy to President on the death of Warren Harding in 1923, Coolidge was sworn in by his father, a justice of the peace, and promptly went back to bed.
While practicing law in Northhampton, Massachusetts, Coolidge began to climb the ladder of state politics from a spot on the City Council in 1900, to chairman of the Northhampton Republican Committee in 1904, to the state legislature in 1907.
Coolidge never explained why he chose not to run for a second term, but those closest to him suggested it was out of concern for his health.
www.americanpresident.org /history/calvincoolidge   (799 words)

  
 USA-Presidents.Info - Calvin Coolidge
Born in Plymouth, Vermont, on July 4, 1872, Coolidge was the son of a village storekeeper.
Coolidge was both the most negative and remote of Presidents, and the most accessible.
His wife, Grace Goodhue Coolidge, recounted that a young woman sitting next to Coolidge at a dinner party confided to him she had bet she could get at least three words of conversation from him.
www.usa-presidents.info /coolidge.htm   (585 words)

  
 Calvin Coolidge and Me   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
It was Coolidge in the person of Jim Cooke, an actor and expert on the 30th president, who, like him, was born in Vermont and migrated to Massachusetts.
Coolidge was in the White House from her 8th.
Coolidge's was: "Do the day's work." In my youth, I would have regarded that motto as an absurd reduction of the meaning of life.
www.cs.umb.edu /~rwhealan/jfk/coolidge_buresh.html   (1698 words)

  
 CALVIN COOLIDGE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
Calvin Coolidge was born on July Fourth, 1872 in Plymouth Notch, Vermont.
Coolidge's nickname was "Silent Cal." It was once said by Walter Lippmann," This active inactivity suits the mood and certain of the needs of the country admirably.
Calvin Coolidge was buried near his birth place in Plymouth Notch, Vermont in a family plot.
www.vuhs.org /project/coolidge.htm   (541 words)

  
 Silent Cal Speaks:  Why Calvin Coolidge is the Model for Conservative Leadership Today
Calvin Coolidge, known for his reticence, was actually the most articulate conservative who ever served as President.
Coolidge was sometimes criticized for stating and restating the obvious.
And Calvin Coolidge was also convinced that the ultimate strength of a government, an economy and a society depends on moral and religious values.
www.heritage.org /Research/PoliticalPhilosophy/HL576.cfm   (3182 words)

  
 Noho.com - Brief History of Northampton
Coolidge and Hemenway was a place to kick off one's shoes, lean back with a freshly clipped cigar, and pour over the morning's papers and ever-present mail.
Grace Coolidge, as tolerant as the nation was bemused, humored her husband into abandoning white kid gloves at the fish pond.
Coolidge lent credence to this prophecy in a conversation with Colonel Starling.
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 Calvin Coolidge
Coolidge is probably best known for his statement that the "business of America is business." This reflected his position that government should interfere as little as possible with businesses and idividuals.
Coolidge graduated from Amherst in 1895, after which he studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1897.
Coolidge was not an activist as Vice President, attending, but hardly ever participating in, cabinet meetings.
www.historycentral.com /Bio/presidents/coolidge.html   (482 words)

  
 Presidential Avenue: Calvin Coolidge
Calvin Coolidge was born in a home attached to the General Store.
Calvin Coolidge lived at the Patterson House in Dupont Circle, Washington, DC, while the White House was being renovated and the roof raised and replaced.
Calvin Coolidge had died alone, the victim of a massive heart attack.
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 Calvin Coolidge Presidential Library and Museum | Forbes Library
The Calvin Coolidge Presidential Library and Museum contains materials documenting the private life of Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933), beginning with his birth and formative years in Vermont, his student days at Amherst College, and his years as a young lawyer in Northampton.
Acting upon the request of Grace Coolidge and the Trustees of Forbes Library, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts granted funds to establish a "Calvin Coolidge Memorial Room" as a separate entity within the library.
The Calvin Coolidge Presidential Library and Museum is managed by an Archivist/Curator and is available to researchers during open hours.
www.forbeslibrary.org /coolidge/coolidge.shtml   (403 words)

  
 President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site - www.HistoricVermont.org/Coolidge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
Unique in American history, Calvin Coolidge was sworn in as President by his father, here in his boyhood home on August 3, 1923.
Other buildings open to the public include the Cilley General Store, the Post Office, the Wilder Restaurant (serving lunch), the church, several barns displaying farming tools of the era, the dance hall that served as the Summer White House, and the home where the future President was born.
Calvin Coolidge was president during the “Roaring Twenties” - one of the most exciting and prosperous periods of American history.
www.historicvermont.org /coolidge   (377 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Calvin Coolidge (U.S. History, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Calvin Coolidge 1872–1933, 30th President of the United States (1923–29), b.
Plymouth, Vt. John Calvin Coolidge was a graduate of Amherst College and was admitted to the bar in 1897.
Coolidge rose to national prominence when he used the militia to end the Boston police strike in 1919.
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