Calvin Coolidge

Calvin Coolidge was the 30th President of the United States and served from August 2, 1923 to March 4, 1929.

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Who was Calvin Coolidge's successor?

Herbert Hoover succeeded Calvin Coolidge

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Who was Calvin Coolidge's wife?

Her name was Grace Anna Goodhue Coolidge(January 3, 1879 - July 8, 1957)

She was a lip-reading instructor at a school for the deaf when she met Calvin.

The Coolidges were married October 4, 1905 and had two sons.

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Where did Calvin Coolidge go to school?

His High School was the Black River Academy close to Ludlow, Vermont but spent his last bit of High School at St. Johnsbury Academy in St. Johnsbury, Vermont due to their close connection with Amherst.

He graduated from Amherst College in 1895. He studied law at a law office in Northampton, Mass and was admitted to the bar in 1897.

He went to elementary school in Plymouth, Vermont.

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How long does president Coolidge sleep?

Some websites have reported that Calvin Coolidge slept 10-11 hours a day. But actually, he got a "normal" 7-8 hours of sleep a night, and then took a nap at some point during his day, often after lunch.

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Was there ever a non christian president?

We have never had a president who was opposed to Christianity . Not all were church members and some of them never wrote or talked about their theological beliefs. All expressed a belief in God.

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What year did the Great Depression start and end?

It beganon Black Tuesday, October 29, 1929 and lasted until the early forties

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Who did Calvin Coolidge defeat when running for president?

Coolidge defeated Democratic candidate John Davis from West Virginia in 1924.

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Who was Calvin Coolidge's Vice President?

Charles G. Dawes was his vice president during his second term.

From 1923 to 1925 there was no vice -president because Coolidge was himself the vice president until Harding died. There was no way to replace the vice-president until the 25th amendment was ratified in 1967.

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Why didn't Calvin Coolidge have a vice president from 1923 to 1925?

Well, he did have one, Charles Dawes, after he was elected to his own term in 1924 but remember that Coolidge was vice president under Warren Harding and became president when Harding died in 1923. At that time there was no constitutional provision for appointing a vice president if that office was vacant so there was no vice president for the remainder of Harding's term.

The 25th Amendment to the constitution, allowing for legal replacement of the Vice President, was not enacted until 1967.

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How many years in office did Calvin Coolidge serve?

Coolidge finished out Harding's term and was elected to another term. All told he served for about five years and seven months.

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Who was generally favored by the economic policies under Presidents Harding and Coolidge?

Harding's economic policies are actually a good example of how a laissez-faire approach addresses economic downturns, the downturn here being the depression of 1920-21. According to the Department of Commerce, GNP fell 18% and unemployment had reached 12%. As a point of comparison, there was no point during the depression a decade later when deflation shot so high so quickly.

Contrary to the pleadings of Herbert Hoover, Harding opted not to use his office in the more progressive manner associated currently with Keynesians and prior to Harding's administration with Wilson (aggressive centralized fiscal policies boosting government spending to "prime the pump"). Harding, realizing that the expansion of credit Wilson and the Federal Reserve (actually created during Wilson's administration) had espoused had led to nearly 20% inflation by 1919 only to be followed by equally vicious deflation a year later, actually cut the federal budget from its wartime levels by 72% from 1919 to 1921 and lowered taxes across the board. The national debt consequently fell by $300 million due to the surplus.

It is sometimes thought that Harding favored big business and opposed labor, though there are those who view this as a "cum hoc, ergo propter hoc" fallacy. Labor unions historically keep a low profile during economic downturns and it is unwise for a government looking to foster growth to make it more difficult for the entities doing the hiring to afford their employees. Similarly, tax cuts necessarily result in greater dollar-for-dollar savings for high earners, as they pay the bulk of the taxes anyway.

Coolidge continued along the same lines as Harding, with equally impressive results. It was under his administration that income taxes that had been as high as 65% under Wilson and that Harding had worked to reduce were brought down to 20%. Government spending remained low, and under Coolidge the national debt went from $22.3 billion to $16.9 billion. By his own admission of a decidedly pro-business mindset, his policies' benefits extended to all Americans; so much so that by the end of his administration 98% of the American people paid no income tax at all, yet the government still showed surpluses in excess of $700 million that same year.

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Where was Calvin Coolidge buried?

He is buried with about 75 other Coolidges in Plymouth Notch Cemetery in Plymouth Notch, Vermont.

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What was president's Coolidge's nickname?

silent cal

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Who ran against Coolidge?

Democratic candidate John W. Davis and Progressive candidate Robert M. LaFollette.

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What color were Calvin Coolidge's eyes?

Calvin had blue eyes

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How long was Calvin Coolidge the President of the United States?

Calvin Coolidge was the president for about 5 years and 7 months.

Calvin Coolidge was the 30th President of the United States from 1923 August 2 to 1929 March 4. He became the President when Warren Harding died while in office.

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Where was Calvin Coolidge's hometown?

He lived most of his adult life in Northampton, Mass.

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What did Calvin Coolidge do as president?

US President Calvin Coolidge pressed for investigations to unravel the scandals of the Harding presidency. He signed the Kellogg-Briand Pact to help avert wars. He also sent US troops to Central America to protect US interests there.


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Who was Calvin Coolidge?

Calvin Coolidge (born John Calvin Coolidge on July 4, 1872 in Plymouth Notch, Vermont; died January 5, 1933 in Northampton, Massachusetts) served as the 30th President of the United States between August 2, 1923 and March 4, 1929.

He had previously served as the 48th Governor of Massachusetts between January 2, 1919 and January 6, 1921, and the 29th Vice-President of the United States between March 4, 1921 and August 2, 1923, becoming President upon the death of his predecessor, Warren G. Harding.

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How many years was Calvin Coolidge in office?

He was in office from August 2, 1923 to March 4, 1929, being in office close to 5 years and 5 months

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Who was the US president from 1923 to 1929?

Calvin Coolidge became the 30th President on August 3, 1923 when Warren G. Harding died in office. President Coolidge served the remainder of Harding's term and one term of his own before being succeeded by Herbert Hoover on March 4, 1929.

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What were President Calvin Coolidge's pets?

He and his wife had several dogs. Among them were Prudence Prim and Rob Roy , white Collies. Peter Pan, a Terrier, Paul Pry, an Airedale, Calamity Jane, a Shetland Sheepdog. Tiny Tim, a Chow, Blackberry, also a Chow, Ruby Rough, a brown Collie. Boston Beans, a bulldog, King Kole, a police dog, Bessie, a yellow collie and Palo Alto, a bird dog.

They had birds:

Nip and Tuck, canaries. Snowflake, a white canary, Old Bill a thrush. Enoch, a goose and a mockingbird, name unknown.

There were cats: Tiger, an alley cat, Blacky, another cat

and other animals Rebecca and Horace, raccoons.

Ebenezer, the donkey and Smokey, a bobcat.

Given to them by dignitaries from other countries there were also: lion cubs, a wallaby, Billy, a pigmy hippo, and a bear

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Did Bob Keeshan serve in the military with Lee Marvin?

Both served in the United States Marine Corps. I could find no reference to them being in the same units.

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What is Calvin Coolidge remembered for?

Republicans like to remember President Coolidge as a good example of conservative governing philosophy: he was in favor of lower taxes, was frugal about spending, and championed policies that helped business. He is remembered for presiding over a very optimistic period in America. On a personal level, he was someone who disliked making small talk, and as a result, he was nicknamed "Silent Cal," a name that has stuck to this day.

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What were Calvin Coolidge's failures?

Unlike President Obama, President Coolidge did not head an administration plagued with failures. He supported racial equality and had a strong economy.

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