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Who was Calvin Coolidge?
Calvin Coolidge was the 30th President of the United States of America, the symbolic leader of the country. His presidency began in 1923 and ended in 1929. He was 51 years old when he first began his term of office on August 2, 1923.

Calvin Coolidge's Nickname Meanings
He was known by his middle name, his birth name was John Calvin Coolidge, after his father. To avoid confusion in the family he was always called Calvin or Cal and he eventually dropped his first name after graduating from college. He had a variety of nicknames including Silent Cal, Cool Cal and Cautious Cal. He was good at making speeches but the nickname 'Silent Cal' reflected his quiet nature and few words during social occasions. 'Cautious Cal' was his nickname because he would always think before he spoke.


Description and Picture of Calvin Coolidge
The picture of Calvin Coolidge portrays an interesting image of what this famous man looked like. The picture shows the clothing and the hairstyle that was fashionable during his presidency. He is described as being a slight build at 5 feet 10 inches in height and 148 pounds in weight. He had small, blue colored eyes and his hair was red in his youth that turned a sandy-gray color with age. He was clean shaven, had a prominent nose, thin lips and a dimple on his chin.  Calvin Coolidge was conscious of his image and dressed in expensive, elegant and fashionable clothes.

Character and Personality Traits: What was Calvin Coolidge like?
The personality of Calvin Coolidge is described as introvert, undemonstrative and independent. His nicknames reflected his personality traits - 'Silent Cal' and 'Cautious Cal'. He found it difficult to socialize with people and could not make 'small talk' in order to put people at ease.

Facts about President Calvin Coolidge and his Presidency
The important role and duties of the President of the United States of America include those of Chief of State, Chief Diplomat, Chief Executive, Commander in Chief, Legislative Leader and Leader of his own political party. What was Calvin Coolidge famous for? Why was Calvin Coolidge important? The history and life of President Calvin Coolidge during his presidency is conveyed in the following fact file in an easy question and answer format. 

President Calvin Coolidge Fact File - Political Career and Presidency
What President was Calvin Coolidge?  
 He was the 30th President of the United States of America. The dates of his presidency began in 1923 and ended in 1929 (August 3, 1923 to March 3, 1929) .
What was his political party?
 He was the leader of the Republican political party
What other political offices did Calvin Coolidge hold before his presidency?
 Northampton, MA City Councilman, 1899
 City Solicitor, 1900-01
 Clerk of Courts, 1904
 Massachusetts Legislature, 1907-08
 The Mayor of Northampton, MA, 1910-11
 Massachusetts Legislature, 1912-15
 The Lieutenant-Governor of Massachusetts, 1916-18
 The Governor of Massachusetts, 1919-20
 Vice President, 1921-23 (under Warren Harding)
Who was his Vice President?
 His Vice President was Charles G. Dawes (1925-29)
What were the main events and the major accomplishments of his presidency?
 The Immigration Act of 1924
 The Revenue Acts of 1924 and 1926
 The Charles Lindbergh made his transatlantic flight (1927)
 The Kellogg-Briand Pact (1928) renounced war as a solution to resolving international disputes
What was Calvin Coolidge' nickname?
 His most famous nickname was "Cautious Cal"
Who was Calvin Coolidge' s first  lady?
 The name of his First Lady was Grace Coolidge
President Calvin Coolidge Fact File - Political Career and Presidency

Interesting Facts about the Private Life of Calvin Coolidge
Calvin Coolidge was famous for the events and accomplishments of his presidency, but what are the facts about the man and his private life. Facts and information about the private life of Calvin Coolidge can be found in the following fact file in an easy question and answer format. 

Calvin Coolidge Fact File - Facts about his Private Life
When and where was Calvin Coolidge born?  
 He was born on July 4, 1872, in Plymouth, Vermont, where he was raised
What was the name of his father?
 The name of his father was John Calvin Coolidge
What was the name of his mother?
 The name of his mother was Victoria Josephine Moor Coolidge
Where was Calvin Coolidge educated and what was his religion?
 He was educated at Amherst College (He graduated in 1895)
 Religion: Congregationalist
What did Calvin Coolidge do before he became President of the United States?
 Before he became President he worked as a Lawyer
Who was Calvin Coolidge' wife and when did they marry? Did they have kids?
 The name of his wife was Grace Anna Goodhue (1879-1957). They married on October 4, 1905
 The couple raised a family. The names of their children were John Coolidge (1906-2000); Calvin Coolidge, Jr. (1908-24)
When did Calvin Coolidge die?
 He died on January 5, 1933, in Northampton, Massachusetts
Calvin Coolidge Fact File - Facts about his Private Life

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