43 Facts About President Calvin Coolidge

1. President Calvin Coolidge signed the Radio Act of 1927, which assigned regulation of radio to the newly created Federal Radio Commission.

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2. President Calvin Coolidge made himself available to reporters, giving 520 press conferences, meeting with reporters more regularly than any president before or since.

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3. President Calvin Coolidge published his autobiography in 1929 and wrote a syndicated newspaper column, "Calvin Coolidge Says", from 1930 to 1931.

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4. President Calvin Coolidge was the honorary president of the American Foundation for the Blind, a director of New York Life Insurance Company, president of the American Antiquarian Society, and a trustee of Amherst College.

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5. President Calvin Coolidge signed the Judiciary Act of 1925 into law, allowing the Supreme Court more discretion over its workload.

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6. President Calvin Coolidge appointed judges to various specialty courts as well, including Genevieve R Cline, who became the first woman named to the federal judiciary when Coolidge placed her on the United States Customs Court in 1928.

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7. President Calvin Coolidge nominated 17 judges to the United States Courts of Appeals, and 61 judges to the United States district courts.

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8. President Calvin Coolidge appointed one justice to the Supreme Court of the United States, Harlan Fiske Stone in 1925.

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9. President Calvin Coolidge would be the last sitting American president to visit Cuba until Barack Obama in 2016.

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10. President Calvin Coolidge continued the previous administration's policy of withholding recognition of the Soviet Union.

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11. President Calvin Coolidge spoke in favor of the United States joining the Permanent Court of International Justice, provided that the nation would not be bound by advisory decisions.

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12. President Calvin Coolidge considered the 1920 Republican victory as a rejection of the Wilsonian position that the United States should join the League of Nations.

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13. President Calvin Coolidge's focus was directed mainly at American business, especially pertaining to trade, and "Maintaining the Status Quo.

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14. President Calvin Coolidge was neither well versed in nor very interested in world affairs.

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15. On June 6, 1924, President Calvin Coolidge delivered a commencement address at historically black, non-segregated Howard University, in which he thanked and commended African-Americans for their rapid advances in education and their contributions to US society over the years, as well as their eagerness to render their services as soldiers in the World War, all while being faced with discrimination and prejudices at home.

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16. On June 2, 1924, President Calvin Coolidge signed the Indian Citizenship Act, which granted US citizenship to all American Indians living on reservations.

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17. President Calvin Coolidge repeatedly called for laws to make lynching a federal crime.

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18. President Calvin Coolidge spoke in favor of the civil rights of African-Americans, saying in his first State of the Union address that their rights were "just as sacred as those of any other citizen" under the US Constitution and that it was a "public and a private duty to protect those rights.

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19. President Calvin Coolidge has often been criticized for his actions during the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927, the worst natural disaster to hit the Gulf Coast until Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

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20. President Calvin Coolidge adopted the taxation policies of his Secretary of the Treasury, Andrew Mellon, who advocated "scientific taxation"—the notion that lowering taxes will increase, rather than decrease, government receipts.

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21. On June 2, 1924, President Calvin Coolidge signed the act granting citizenship to all Native Americans born in the United States.

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22. President Calvin Coolidge addressed Congress when it reconvened on December 6, 1923, giving a speech that supported many of Harding's policies, including Harding's formal budgeting process, the enforcement of immigration restrictions and arbitration of coal strikes ongoing in Pennsylvania.

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23. President Calvin Coolidge thought the Senate investigations of the scandals would suffice; this was affirmed by the resulting resignations of those involved.

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24. President Calvin Coolidge gave a number of unremarkable speeches around the country.

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25. On November 2, 1920, Harding and President Calvin Coolidge were victorious in a landslide, winning more than 60 percent of the popular vote, including every state outside the South.

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26. President Calvin Coolidge was one such candidate, and while he placed as high as sixth in the voting, the powerful party bosses running the convention, primarily the party's US Senators, never considered him seriously.

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27. President Calvin Coolidge faced the same opponent as in 1918, Richard Long, but this time Coolidge defeated him by 125,101 votes, more than seven times his margin of victory from a year earlier.

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28. President Calvin Coolidge called up more units of the National Guard, restored Curtis to office, and took personal control of the police force.

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29. President Calvin Coolidge, sensing the severity of circumstances were then in need of his intervention, conferred with Crane's operative, William Butler, and then acted.

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30. President Calvin Coolidge was unopposed for the Republican nomination for Governor of Massachusetts in 1918.

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31. President Calvin Coolidge was chairman of the finance committee and the pardons committee.

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32. President Calvin Coolidge was the leading vote-getter in the Republican primary, and balanced the Republican ticket by adding a western presence to McCall's eastern base of support.

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33. President Calvin Coolidge was renominated in 1911, and defeated the same opponent by a slightly larger margin.

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34. President Calvin Coolidge was well liked in the town, and defeated his challenger by a vote of 1,597 to 1,409.

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35. President Calvin Coolidge forged another key strategic alliance with Guy Currier, who had served in both state houses and had the social distinction, wealth, personal charm and broad circle of friends which Coolidge lacked, and which would have a lasting impact on his political career.

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36. President Calvin Coolidge won a close victory over the incumbent Democrat, and reported to Boston for the 1907 session of the Massachusetts General Court.

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37. President Calvin Coolidge was elected for a one-year term in 1900, and reelected in 1901.

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38. President Calvin Coolidge was frugal, and when it came to securing a home, he insisted upon renting.

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39. President Calvin Coolidge practiced commercial law, believing that he served his clients best by staying out of court.

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40. At his father's urging after graduation, President Calvin Coolidge moved to Northampton, Massachusetts to become a lawyer.

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41. President Calvin Coolidge's was chronically ill and died, perhaps from tuberculosis, when Coolidge was twelve years old.

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42. President Calvin Coolidge held various local offices, including justice of the peace and tax collector and served in the Vermont House of Representatives as well as the Vermont Senate.

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43. President Calvin Coolidge restored public confidence in the White House after the scandals of his predecessor's administration, and left office with considerable popularity.

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