John Calvin Coolidge was born July 4, 1872, at the family home adjoining the Coolidge general store in Plymouth, Vermont. His father was John Calvin Coolidge (1845-1926), farmer. His mother was Victoria Josephine moor Coolidge (1846-1885)
Calvin was the older of two children, He had a sister, Abigail "Abbie" Gratia Coolidge who died at age 15 of appendicitis.
Coolidge married Grace Anna Goodhue when he was 33 and she was 26 years of age, on October 4, 1905, at the home of the bride's parents in Burlington, Vermont. They had two children-John Coolidge (1906-2000) and Calvin Coolidge (1908-1924)
Calvin Coolidge had no military service. he attended the
local elementary school in Plymouth from age 5 to 13. In 1886 he enrolled at the
Black River Academy at Ludlow from which he graduated in 1890. He enrolled in
the collage preparatory courses at the St. Johnsbury Academy in Ludlow in 1891
where he earned his entrance to Amherst. He continued at Amherst from 1891 to
1895 when he graduated with a 79 gpa. After graduation he studied law at the
office of John C. Hammond and Henry P. Field in Northampton, Massachusetts.
Coolidge was admitted to the bar in July 1897.
Coolidge opened a law office in Northampton, Massachusetts and became active in local Republican affairs. He served in some local positions until he was named chairman of the local republican organization. He suffered his only loss at the polls when he was defeated for Northampton School board. Later he served as Member of Massachusetts General Court (1907-1908), Mayor of Northampton, Massachusetts (1910-1911), Massachusetts State Senator (1912-1915), Senate President (1914-1915), Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts (1916-1918), Governor of Massachusetts (1919-1920), and Vice President (1921-1923).
Coolidge took position of the presidency after the death of president Harding. He was sworn on August 3, 1923. He was nominated by the Republicans in 1924 and was elected the 30th president of the United States in November 4, 1924. His vice president was Charles Gates Dawes (1865-1951) of Illinois, he served 1925-1929.
During his last months Coolidge complained of difficulty breathing and indigestion. On January 5, 1933, Mrs. Coolidge discovered him in his shirtsleeves sprawled on his back on the floor, dead. He suffered a coronary thrombosis.
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