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John Calvin Coolidge Sr.


Most famous mainly because the daddy of thirtieth USA President Calvin Coolidge, this Vermont-bred man was a politician in his own best, serving in his state’s Senate and House of Representatives. A indigenous of Windsor Region, Vermont, he worked well as a instructor, small business operator, and farmer before you begin his political profession. He served like a colonel in the armed service unit assigned towards the Governor of Vermont. His 1st relationship, to Victoria Josephine Moor, created long term U.S. Chief executive Calvin Coolidge (created John Calvin Coolidge, Jr.), and a girl called Abigail (who passed away in her teenagers). His second relationship, to a schoolteacher, lasted through the 1890s until his loss of life in 1926. He and Wayne Madison, Sr. are both kept in mind mainly because the fathers of USA presidents.

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Full Name Calvin Coolidge
Date Of Birth March 31, 1845
Died January 5, 1933, Northampton, Massachusetts, United States, March 18, 1926, Plymouth, Vermont, United States
Place Of Birth Vermont
Height 1.78 m
Profession Family Member
Education Amherst College, St. Johnsbury Academy
Nationality American, American
Spouse Grace Coolidge
Children John Coolidge, Calvin Coolidge Jr.
Parents Victoria Josephine Moor, John Calvin Coolidge Sr., Calvin Galusha Coolidge
Siblings Abigail Grace Coolidge
Star Sign Aries

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1When he died in 1933, he left his entire estate, valued at $700,000, entirely to his wife Grace.
2He was the last "true blue" conservative to win the Republican nomination until Barry Goldwater in 1964.
3Oddly ironic that, though Coolidge was known as "Silent Cal", he was the first president to talk on film, in President Coolidge, Taken on the White House Grounds (1924) with Lee De Forest behind the camera.
4First U.S. president to appear in a synchronized sound film.
5Cousin of Gov. William Wallace Stickney.
6Was the first Vice President to attend Cabinet meetings on a regular basis, at the invitation of President Warren G. Harding. Prior to Cooldige, all Vice Presidents had been excluded from Cabinet meetings.
7Was sworn in as President on August 3, 1923, by his father in Vermont, where he was vacationing at the time. He is the only U.S. president to have the oath of office administered by his father. Coolidge had to take the oath of office again a few weeks later when it was revealed that his father, who was a notary public for the State of Vermont, did not have the authority to swear in federal officials.
8His favorite activity was riding his mechanical horse which he kept stored in his bedroom.
9Coolidge had a quiet, dull personality. His headstone in Massachusetts is very much the same, it is slate gray with the Presidential seal, his name, the date and nothing else.
10Because of his icy demeaner a woman once approached him as a party and bet that she could get him to say more than two words. Unsmiling, Coolidge said "You lose".
11Brother in the International Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI)
12Contrary to popular legend, he never said "The business of America is business".
13Suffered from asthma. Because he distrusted physicians, he treated himself with patent medicines and breathed chlorine released into the air of a closed room in futile attempts to alleviate his asthma.
14Vice President of United States (1921-1923).
15Member of Massachusetts General Court(1907-1908).
16Mayor of Northampton, Massachusetts (1910-1911).
17Massachusetts State Senator (1912-1915).
18Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts (1916-1918).
19Governor of Massachusetts (1919-1920).
2012th cousin of Franklin D. Roosevelt
21Pictured on the $5.00 US postage stamp in the Presidential Series, issued 17 November 1938.
22Has been called "The Dullest President of All Time."
232 sons - John Coolidge (1906-2000) and Calvin Coolidge Jr. (1908-1924)
2430th president of The United States (1923-1929).



The Voice of Hollywood No. 71930Short documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Voice of Hollywood No. 101930ShortHimself (uncredited)
Screen Snapshots Series 9, No. 141930ShortHimself, President of the USA
The Road to Happiness1924Documentary shortHimself - President of the US
Visitin' 'round at Coolidge Corners1924Documentary shortHimself
President Coolidge, Taken on the White House Grounds1924Documentary shortHimself (as President Coolidge)

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Archive Footage

How to Win the US Presidency2016DocumentaryHimself
The Roosevelts: An Intimate History2014TV Series documentaryHimself
Jeopardy!2014TV SeriesHimself
Grave of the Zombie Antelope2013Himself
Prohibition2011TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Landslide: A Portrait of President Herbert Hoover2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Unnatural Causes2008TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - President
The Dawn of Sound: How Movies Learned to Talk2007Video documentaryHimself
The Presidents2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
La neuvième2004TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Century of the Self2002TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Captured on Film: The True Story of Marion Davies2001TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Century: America's Time1999TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The 20th Century: A Moving Visual History1999TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Great Depression1998TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself (in car with Hoover) (unconfirmed, uncredited)
20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years1997TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Prohibition: Thirteen Years That Changed America1997TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Roaring Twenties1996Video documentary shortHimself - with Men in Suits (uncredited)
Inside the White House1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Story of Mount Rushmore: America in Stone1994Video documentary shortHimself
Portraits of Presidents: Presidents of a World Power (1901-)1992Video documentaryHimself
American Experience1990TV Series documentaryHimself - President of the United States
Mount Rushmore: The Shrine1986Video documentary shortHimself - August 10 1927 dedication
Zelig1983Himself - Pinning Medal (uncredited)
Hollywood1980TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Age of Ballyhoo1973Video documentaryHimself
The Comic1969Himself (uncredited)
Project XX1961TV Series documentaryHimself - President of the United States
Biography1961TV Series documentaryHimself
I Never Forget a Face1956Short documentaryHimself
The Naughty Twenties1951Documentary shortHimself
The Littlest Expert on My Favorite President1951ShortHimself
Fifty Years Before Your Eyes1950DocumentaryHimself
The Golden Twenties1950DocumentaryHimself
Blue Skies1946Himself - Film Clip (uncredited)
The Roaring Twenties1939Himself (uncredited)
Whirlpool1934Himself - President Calvin Coolidge (uncredited)

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1People seem to think the presidential machinery should keep on running, even after the power has been turned off.
2I sometimes wish that people would put a little more emphasis on the observance of the law than they do on its enforcement.
3If you don't say anything, you won't be called on to repeat it.
4I have noticed that nothing I never said ever did me any harm.
5Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery.
6Patriotism is easy to understand in America. It means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.
7I do not choose to run for president in 1928.
8[asked for his reasoning for, when governor of Massachusetts, to fire striking members of the Boston Police Department] There is no right to strike against the public safety by anybody, any time, anywhere.
9[asked what he was thinking when told that President Warren G. Harding had died and he was now President] I thought I could swing it.
10[commenting on the revelation that several members of of his predecessor's cabinet were implicated in the Teapot Dome scandal] Let the guilty be punished.
11Four-fifths of all our troubles in this life would disappear if we would only sit down and keep still.
12Do the day's work. If it be to protect the rights of the weak, whoever objects, do it. If it be to help a powerful corporation better to serve the people, whatever the opposition, do that. Expect to be called a stand-patter, but don't be a stand-patter. Expect to be called a demagogue, but don't be a demagogue. Don't hesitate to be as revolutionary as science. Don't hesitate to be as reactionary as the multiplication table. Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong. Don't hurry to legislate. Give administration a chance to catch up with legislation.

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