Person:John Coolidge (8)

m. 6 May 1868
  1. President Calvin Coolidge1872 - 1933
  2. Abigail Grace Coolidge1875 - 1890
m. 4 Oct 1905
  1. John Coolidge1906 - 2000
  2. Calvin Coolidge, Jr.1908 - 1924
Facts and Events
Name President Calvin Coolidge
Alt Name John Calvin Coolidge, Jr.
Gender Male
Birth[1][3] 4 Jul 1872 Plymouth, Windsor, Vermont, United States
Marriage 4 Oct 1905 Burlington, Chittendon, Vermontto Grace Anna Goodhue
Death[1] 5 Jan 1933 Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States
Reference Number? Q36023?

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Calvin Coolidge (born John Calvin Coolidge Jr.; ; July 4, 1872January 5, 1933) was the 30th president of the United States from 1923 to 1929. Born in Vermont, Coolidge was a Republican lawyer from New England who climbed up the ladder of Massachusetts state politics, eventually becoming the 48th governor of Massachusetts. His response to the Boston Police Strike of 1919 thrust him into the national spotlight and gave him a reputation as a man of decisive action. The next year, he was elected the 29th vice president of the United States, and he succeeded to the presidency upon the sudden death of Warren G. Harding in 1923. Elected in his own right in 1924, he gained a reputation as a small-government conservative and also as a man who said very little and had a dry sense of humor, receiving the nickname "Silent Cal". He chose not to run again in 1928, remarking that ten years as president was "longer than any other man has had ittoo long!"

Throughout his gubernatorial career, Coolidge ran on the record of fiscal conservatism and strong support for women's suffrage. He held a vague opposition to Prohibition. During his presidency, he restored public confidence in the White House after the many scandals of his predecessor's administration. He signed into law the Indian Citizenship Act of 1924, which granted US citizenship to the indigenous peoples of the United States, and oversaw a period of rapid and expansive economic growth in the country, known as the "Roaring Twenties", leaving office with considerable popularity. He was known for his hands-off governing approach and pro-business stances. As a Coolidge biographer wrote: "He embodied the spirit and hopes of the middle class, could interpret their longings and express their opinions. That he did represent the genius of the average is the most convincing proof of his strength."

Scholars have ranked Coolidge in the lower half of U.S presidents. He gains almost universal praise for his stalwart support of racial equality during a period of heightened racial tension in the United States, and is highly praised by advocates of smaller government and laissez-faire economics, while supporters of an active central government generally view him far less favorably. His critics argue that he failed to use the country's economic boom to help struggling farmers and workers in other flailing industries. There is also still much debate among historians as to the extent Coolidge's economic policies contributed to the onset of the Great Depression. However, it is widely accepted, including by his own Presidential Foundation, that the Federal Reserve System under his administration was partly responsible for the stock market crash of 1929 that occurred soon after he left office, which signaled the beginning of the Depression.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Calvin Coolidge, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2.   Roberts, Gary Boyd. Ancestors of American Presidents. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009)
    pp. 333.

    Royal ancestry includes: William I of Scotland through his maternal grandmother's ancestor Peter Worden; Edward III of England through his paternal grandmother's ancestor William Skepper; Edward I of England (Edward III's grandfather) is also an ancestor through Calvin's paternal grandfather's ancestor William Goddard; Henry II of England through his paternal grandfather's ancestor Elizabeth St. John Whiting; Henry I of England through his paternal grandmother's ancestor Samuel Appleton and, through Samuel's wife Judith Everard Appleton, Robert I of France (more than any other president except FDR and the Bushes).

  3. Vermont, United States. Vermont, Vital Records, 1760-1954: Database with images. (FamilySearch. Citing Secretary of State. State Capitol Building, Montpelier.)

    John Calvin Coolidge b. 4 Jul 1872, parents John Calvin and Victoria J.