Calvin Coolidge Came from Vermont

Calvin Coolidge - HISTORY

Coolidge was the only president born on the fourth of July. Legend has it that he wasn’t due for two weeks but a near-miss with a Roman candle sent his mother into premature labor.

Calvin Coolidge used to ride a mechanical horse for exercise. It was simply a saddle attached to a mechanism that lurched it up and down. It was probably the number one reason that Coolidge became the first president to nearly die of hemorrhoids…

Coolidge was the first U. S. president to visit Cuba. His visit came after Coolidge was racing a friend to a buoy off the coast of Key West and he lost track of where he was.

Calvin Coolidge kept a raccoon as a pet while in the White House. Animal lovers everywhere were charmed and dubbed Coolidge, “The idiot that will probably die of rabies”…

Calvin Coolidge was named after his father… well, the last name, anyway…

President Coolidge was known as a man of few words. He addressed this quirk in his memoirs which were eleven pages long.

Coolidge married Grace Anna Goodhue in 1905. Grace was a teacher at the Clarke School for the Deaf. Where she worked, such a marriage was unheard of!

Part of Coolidge’s focus during his presidency was to restore confidence in the presidency after Harding’s Teapot Dome Scandal. The scandal involved Harding’s Interior Secretary taking bribes for government-owned land. Coolidge addressed this by signing an executive order to route all bribes through the Secretary of Agriculture.

Coolidge became president because of the death of Warren Harding. Historians think that, if Warren Harding HADN’T died, he’d be the oldest man ever.

President Coolidge, Taken on the White House Grounds, was the first talking motion picture with a U. S. president. For the first time, the public could see and hear their president. Sadly, he looked and sounded like an Amish super-villain explaining to a child what compound interest is.

16 thoughts on “Calvin Coolidge Came from Vermont

  1. As I recall (and, of course, I was there at the time), Calvin’s campaign slogan was “KEEP COOL WITH COOLIDGE.” What people forget is that Cal stole the idea from Willis Carrier, who used the slogan KEEP COOL WITH CARRIER to promote the air conditioner he invented in 1902. Willis got pretty hot about it too, until Coolidge gave him a huge used teapot which he claimed was a valuable antique.

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