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Calvin Coolidge's Death

Calvin Coolidge

The life and death of Calvin Coolidge:

He was President of the United States for most of the Roaring Twenties, and his Administration is best remembered for trimming back the size of the federal government and leaving office a half year before the 1929 stock market crash sparked the Great Depression.

The only President born on Independence Day, John Calvin Coolidge was raised in Vermont.

Calvin Coolidge baby photo

He rose to the Presidency in 1923 after the sudden death of Warren G. Harding…

President Harding death reported in the newspaper

…and was elected to his own term in 1924.

Calvin Coolidge campaign poster Calvin Coolidge as President

He left office in March, 1929.

Coolidge is remembered as a man of a few words, often with a humorous twist.

Silent Cal's Almanac book cover

Once, someone told "Silent Cal" they'd bet they could get more than two words out of him. He replied: "You lose!"

Living in retirement in 1932, he told an old friend that he no longer felt he fit with the times. On January 5, 1933, he died when a blood clot hit a blood vessel, known as a coronary thrombosis.

Calvin Coolidge grave

He's buried in Plymouth Cemetery in Plymouth, Vermont.