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Calvin Coolidge

30th President of the United States

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John Calvin Coolidge was born on the Fourth of July in 1872 in Plymouth. He graduated from Amherst College in 1895. He entered Republican state politics and served successively as mayor of in 1895. He entered Republican state politics and served successively as mayor of [ma:northham], state senator, lieutenant governor and eventually governor of Massachusetts. He came to national prominence when he called out the state guard in the Boston police strike of 1919. This led to his nomination as vice-president on the Republican ticket headed by [wgh] in 1920.

On Harding's death in 1923, Coolidge became President. He followed conservative policies, reduced the national debt, and vetoed a farm bill that would have provided relief to farmers.

Re-elected easily in 1924, he could probably have won again in 1928, but declined. He died at Northhampton MA on January 5, 1933.

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John Calvin Coolidge was born on the Fourth of July in 1872 in [vt:plymouth]. He graduated from [ma:amherstc] in 1895. He entered Republican state politics and served successively as mayor of [ma:northham], state senator, lieutenant governor and eventually governor of Massachusetts. He came to national prominence when he called out the state guard in the Boston police strike of 1919. This led to his nomination as vice-president on the Republican ticket headed by [wgh] in 1920.

On Harding's death in 1923, Coolidge became President. He followed conservative policies, reduced the national debt, and vetoed a farm bill that would have provided relief to farmers.

Re-elected easily in 1924, he could probably have won again in 1928, but declined. He died at Northhampton MA on January 5, 1933.