Tuesday, November 6, 2012

POTUS Photus - Calvin Coolidge

Calvin Coolidge became the 30th President of the United States on August 2, 1923, after the death of Warren Harding. Coolidge was the incumbent Governor of Massachusetts, when he was elected the 29th vice president in 1920. Coolidge became the second successful vice president that ascended to the presidency after the death of a president to go on to become elected in his own right in 1924. Theodore Roosevelt was the first twenty years prior. Coolidge was the 3rd vice president to succeed to the presidency after the president died of natural causes, while he's the 6th to succeed because of death, aka an assassin's bullet. Coolidge was a conservative president in a prosperous America becoming a favorite of the man ten president more, Ronald Reagan. Whereas Reagan was known as the Great Communicator, Coolidge was more of a quiet guy with the nickname Silent Cal. This was a president known for not saying much. The famous story of a dinner guest sitting next to President Coolidge at a dinner goes like this...The guest leans over to the president and tells him that she bet a friend she could get the president to say more than two words. Coolidge says, "You lose."

Calvin Coolidge
30th POTUS
August 2, 1923-1929

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