I have been taking the approximately month and a half to review the United States past Presidents. All adult citizens are preparing to vote for the next President of the United States of America. Looking back, may help each of us to move forward. We can be inspired by the Presidents of the United States of America.
Calvin Coolidge was the 30th President of the United States. He held the office from August 2, 1923 until March 4, 1929. He was, also, a lawyer, a politician, and later an author.
John Calvin Coolidge Jr. was born in 1872 in Plymouth Notch, Vermont. He had one younger sibling. He graduated with honors from Amherst College. After graduation, Coolidge moved to Northampton, Massachusetts. He studied law at a lawfirm and then was admitted to the bar in 1897. He opened a law office the following year.
Calvin Coolidge married Grace Anna Goodhue in 1905. They had two sons, although one died at 16 years old when his father was President. Coolidge was is mourning during early years of his Presidency.
In 1907, Coolidge became a Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives. In 1910, he became the Mayor of Northampton, Massachusetts. He became a Member of the Massachusetts Senate in 1912. He then became the Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts in 1916. In 1919, he became the Governor of Massachusetts. He was next elected Vice President of the United States in 1921. After the death of Warren G. Harding in 1923, he became President. He was then elected President the following term.
Coolidge was known as a small-government conservative. When he took office he kept the cabinet appointees. He supported the law and justice as the scandals from the previous administration were investigated. He supported Native American citizenship and equal civil rights of African Americans. He praised and supported American diversity.
Nicknames he gained for his manner and approach to his reelection were Cautious Cal, Cool Cal, and Silent Cal. During retirement, in 1929, he published an autobiography and wrote a newspaper column. He had also served as the non-partisan chairman of the Railroad Commission, was honorary president of the American Foundation for the Blind, president of the American Antiquarian Society, and more. He died from coronary thrombosis in 1933. He has been honored and memorialized.
Be inspired! Have a bright day!