Calvin Coolidge Timeline (30th President of the United States)

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Calvin Coolidge was the 30th president of the United States. He became president after President Harding’s death in New York. Then he was elected to a full term next year.

Calvin Coolidge, Governor of Massachusetts

Calvin Coolidge, Governor of Massachusetts (Source : wikipedia.org)

July 4, 1872 Calvin Coolidge is born

Calvin was born in Vermont on the fourth of July. He was the only president, until now, so be born on Independence Day.

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1884 Calvin’s hard childhood

Calvin’s childhood was not easy. His mother died when he was twelve, then his sister died when he was fifteen years old; his father remarried a few years later.

1890 The education of Calvin (1890)

During his adolescence and beyond, Calvin attended many Academies and universities. After graduation, he took an apprenticeship in Massachusetts.

Calvin Coolidge

Calvin Coolidge (Source : wikipedia.org)

1896 A start in politics

The policy caught Calvin from an early age. When he was twenty-four years old, he campaigned for presidential candidate William McKinley.

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1898 Admission to the bar

After being admitted to the bar in 1897, Mr. Coolidge opened a small legal practice of his own. His good reputation in the area began to grow.

1901 city lawyer

Calvin’s political career continued over the years while working as a City Attorney. Later he worked as secretary of courts, and finally tried for the school board, although he lost that election.

Coolidge with his family

Coolidge with his family (Source : wikipedia.org)

1905 Marriage

While working and living in Northampton, Calvin met Grace Goodhue. They fell in love and got married in Vermont.

1906 Massachusetts House of Representatives

Coolidge soon found himself climbing the political ladder. He served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, where he was known for his work on women’s suffrage.

1911 State Senate Seat

When a local state senator retired, Coolidge was nominated for the position. Coolidge ran and won an easy victory.

1918 Governor of Massachusetts

After being elected deputy governor in Massachusetts, Coolidge decided to run for governor and won. The most memorable event of his governorship was the Boston police strike in Boston, Massachusetts.

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1920 Vice President

When President Harding was elected in 1920, Coolidge was his running mate. Coolidge became known as “Silent Lime” because he rarely spoke except when giving a speech.

1923 President!

In 1923, while touring the country, President Harding died. Coolidge found himself thrown into the presidency to finish Harding’s term.

Osage men with Coolidge after he signed the bill granting Native Americans U.S. citizenship

Osage men with Coolidge after he signed the bill granting Native Americans U.S. citizenship (Source : wikipedia.org)

1924 presidential elections

Coolidge conducted a clean campaign without criticizing his opponents. When the voting was over, Coolidge was elected to his first full term.

1933 Coolidge’s death

Coolidge’s mandate in the White House was respectable and scandal-free. After his retirement, he settled in Massachusetts, where he wrote his autobiography before dying in 1933.

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