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Calvin Coolidge (1872–1933), 9th cousin 3x removed

Calvin Coolidge, 30th President of the United States, 1923 (photo by John Garo)

John Calvin Coolidge, Jr. was the 30th President of the United States (1923–1929).  A Republican lawyer from Vermont, Coolidge worked his way up the ladder of Massachusetts state politics, eventually becoming governor of that state.  His conduct during the Boston Police Strike of 1919 thrust him into the national spotlight and gave him a reputation as a man of decisive action.  Soon after, he was elected as the 29th Vice President in 1920 and succeeded to the Presidency upon the sudden death of Warren G. Harding in 1923.  Elected in his own right in 1924, he gained a reputation as a small-government conservative, and also as a man who said very little.  Coolidge restored public confidence in the White House after the scandals of his predecessor’s administration, and left office with considerable popularity.  As a Coolidge biographer put it, “He embodied the spirit and hopes of the middle class, could interpret their longings and express their opinions. That he did represent the genius of the average is the most convincing proof of his strength.”   Coolidge praised the achievement of widespread prosperity in 1928, saying: “The requirements of existence have passed beyond the standard of necessity into the region of luxury.”  Some later criticized Coolidge as part of a general criticism of laissez-faire government.  His reputation underwent a renaissance during the Ronald Reagan Administration of the 1980s, but the ultimate assessment of his presidency is still divided between those who approve of his reduction of the size of government programs and those who believe the federal government should be more involved in regulating and controlling the economy.

 

(President, 30th) Calvin Coolidge (1872 – 1933), 9th cousin 3x removed – Victoria Josephine Moor (1846 – 1885) – Hiram D Moor (1812 – 1888) – Mary Davis (1787 – 1870) – Nathaniel Davis (1754 – 1835) – Susanna Lane (1720 – 1795) – Katherine Whiting (1691 – 1731) – Samuel Whiting (1662 – 1714) – Samuel Whiting (1633 – 1713) – Elizabeth St. John (1605 – 1677) – Sir Oliver St. John (1575 – 1626) – Matthias (Matthew) St. John (Sension) (1604 – 1669) – Mark Sension (St. John) (1633 – 1693) – Sarah Sension (1659 – 1714) – Joseph Keeler (1684 – 1757) – Lot Keeler (1720 – 1765) – David Keeler (1746 – 1812) – David Keeler (1771 – 1846) – Sophronia Keeler (1804 – 1879) – William Benson Watkins (1836 – 1898) – Paul Watkins (1864 – 1931) – Florence Eugenie Watkins (1903 – 1985) – Penelope Jane Walholm (1939 – ) – Tor Martin (Majerus) Hylbom

 

Also a descendant of George Hubbard (1600-1683)

Also a descendant of George Allen (1568-1648)

Also a descendant of Henry Brooks (1592-1683)

The website for The National Society of Calvin Coolidge Descendants is http://www.soccd.org/.

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  • The website for The National Society of Calvin Coolidge Descendants is http://www.soccd.org/.

  • There is a new genealogical organization dedicated to Calvin Coolidge and his ancestry. The Society of Calvin Coolidge Descendants is seeking those with family ties back to Calvin Coolidge. The Society serves and preserves as a reminder of the life of President Coolidge, his term in office, family tree, as well as members interacting with each other.

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