Calvin Coolidge
30th President of the United States

Calvin Coolidge
1923 - 1929

Vice President: Charles G. Dawes (1925-29)
Born: July 4, 1872, in Plymouth, Vermont
Died: January 5, 1933, in Northampton, Massachusetts
Career/Occupation: Lawyer
Religion: Congregationalist
Education: Graduated from Amherst College (1895)
Political Party: Republican
Nickname(s): "Silent Cal"

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 Harding)

Presidential Salary: $75,000

Presidential Firsts:
  • The first president to be sworn in by his father, John Calvin Coolidge, Sr, following the death of Harding.
  • The first president to be sworn in by another president
    William Howard Taft, who was chief justice at the time of the second inauguration of Coolidge in 1925.
  • The first president to give a radio broadcast from the White House.
  • The first president to be filmed with sound recording.
  • First president to visit Cuba while in office.
  • The first president to be a Congregationalist.
  • The first president to appear on US coinage while alive.
  • The first president to appear on US coinage while in office.
  • First president with any portion of Native American ancestry.
  • The first president who was a multiracial American.
    Coolidge had a trace amount of American Indian ancenstery on his mothers side.
  • The first president born on Independence Day.
  • The first president to serve as both the governor and lieutenant governor of a state.
    He served as lieutenant governor of Massachusetts from 1916 to 1919 and governor of Massachusetts from 1919 to 1921.
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