Ten fun facts about Calvin Coolidge
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John Calvin Coolidge, Jr. was born on July 4, 1872 and died on January 5, 1933.
A lawyer from Vermont, he rose up the ladder of politics of the state of Massachusetts and ultimately becoming governor of Massachusetts.
In 1920, he was selected as the 29th Vice President and then became president upon the unexpected death of Warren G. Harding in 1923.
He had the status as a small-government conventional and as a man who said very little.Fact 5
Coolidge reinstated public sureness in the White House after the dishonors of his predecessor's management, and left office with substantial popularity.Fact 6
Some later critiqued Coolidge as part of a common criticism of laissez-faire administration.Fact 7
He made use of the new mode of radio and was available to reporters, giving 529 press conferences. His meeting with journalists was more frequent than any other President before or since.Fact 8
Coolidge's induction was the first presidential induction transmission on radio and on December 6, 1923, he was the first President whose speech to Congress was aired on radio.Fact 9
On August 11, 1924, he was the first President to appear in a sound film, titled President Coolidge, Taken on the White House Grounds by Lee De Forest.Fact 10
He died unexpectedly from coronary thrombosis at "The Beeches", at 12:45 pm, January 5, 1933 and is buried in Notch Cemetery, Vermont. Shortly before his death, he disclosed to an old friend: "I feel I no longer fit in with these times.” Go to more people facts ❯
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