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August 3, 1923: President Coolidge

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On August 3, 1923, VP Calvin Coolidge became the 30th president of the US.   It followed the passing of President Harding.    He was sworn in by his father, who was a notary public.   Mr. Coolidge learned of President Harding’s death in the middle of the night!

Over time, he’s become a real favorite of conservatives like me.   He was a simple man who understood the limitations of government.    

A few years ago, Amity Shlaes wrote a good book about President Coolidge:


Written by scantojr

August 3, 2017 at 11:31 am

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