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Calvin Coolidge

30th President of the United States
(August 3, 1923 to March 3, 1929)

Nickname: "Silent Cal"

Born: July 4, 1872, in Plymouth, Vermont
Died: January 5, 1933, in Northampton, Massachusetts

Father: John Calvin Coolidge
Mother: Victoria Josephine Moor Coolidge
Married: Grace Anna Goodhue (1879-1957), on October 4, 1905
Children: John Coolidge (1906-2000); Calvin Coolidge, Jr. (1908-24)

Religion: Congregationalist
Education: Graduated from Amherst College (1895)
Occupation: Lawyer
Political Party: Republican
Other Government Positions:

  • Northampton, MA City Councilman, 1899

  • City Solicitor, 1900-01

  • Clerk of Courts, 1904

  • Member of Massachusetts Legislature, 1907-08

  • Mayor of Northampton, MA, 1910-11

  • Member of Massachusetts Legislature, 1912-15

  • Lieutenant-Governor of Massachusetts, 1916-18

  • Governor of Massachusetts, 1919-20

  • Vice President, 1921-23 (under tiny U.S. flag Harding)

Presidential Salary: $75,000/year

Presidential Election Results:



Popular Votes

Electoral Votes


Calvin Coolidge




John W. Davis




Robert M. LaFollette



Vice President: Charles G. Dawes (1925-29)


Secretary of State

Charles Evans Hughes (1923-25)

Frank B. Kellogg (1925-29)

Secretary of the Treasury

Andrew W. Mellon (1923-29)

Secretary of War

John W. Weeks (1923-25)

Dwight F. Davis (1925-29)

Attorney General

Harry M. Daugherty (1923-24)

Harlan F. Stone (1924-25)

John G. Sargent (1925-29)

Postmaster General

Harry S. New (1923-29)

Secretary of the Navy

Edwin Denby (1923-24)

Curtis D. Wilbur (1924-29)

Secretary of the Interior

Hubert Work (1923-28)

Roy O. West (1929)

Secretary of Agriculture

Henry C. Wallace (1923-24)

Howard M. Gore (1924-25)

William M. Jardine (1925-29)

Secretary of Commerce

tiny U.S. flag Herbert C. Hoover (1923-28)

William F. Whiting (1928-29)

Secretary of Labor

James J. Davis (1923-29)

Notable Events:

Internet Biographies:

Calvin Coolidge -- from The Presidents of the United States of America

Compiled by the White House.

Calvin Coolidge -- from Table of Presidents and Vice Presidents of the United States - MSN Encarta

An encyclopedia entry from MSN Encarta.

Calvin Coolidge -- from The American President

From the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia, in addition to information on the Presidents themselves, they have first lady and cabinet member biographies, listings of presidential staff and advisers, and timelines detailing significant events in the lives of each administration.

Price of the Presidency -- by Richard Norton Smith

From the January 1996 issue of Yankee Magazine, this biography focuses on Coolidge's character.

Historical Documents:

Inaugural Address (1925)

Media Resources:

From a 1920 Fourth of July speech delivered before he was nominated to run for Vice President. Taken from one of the very first sound films ever made. (1:12)

Real Audio | MP3 (564K)

From the Vincent Voice Library at Michigan State University under the leadership of Dr. Maurice Crane.

"Law and Order" from the 1920 election campaign

From the Library of Congress Voices of the Presidential Election of 1920.




Calvin Coolidge

30th President of the United States
(August 3, 1923 to March 3, 1929)


Grace Coolidge