Thursday, August 03, 2017

August 3, 1923: President Coolidge



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:







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