Coolidge, Calvin (Administration)

Calvin Coolidge, a Republican, was the vice president of the United States from 1920 to 1923. He became president following the sudden death of President Warren Harding in 1923. He was elected to the presidency in 1924 and served for one term. Prior to entering national government, Coolidge served as a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, mayor of Northampton, Massachusetts, a member of the Massachusetts Senate, and later as lieutenant governor and governor of Massachusetts. Although Coolidge is often portrayed as a quintessential conservative, his record in state government demonstrates a more complex pattern that would later characterize his presidential administration. As a House member, he voted in favor of women’s suffrage and direct election of U.S. senators. As governor, he supported legislation ...

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