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Calvin Coolidge

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Calvin Coolidge

30th U.S. President


Who was Calvin Coolidge?

Calvin Coolidge was the 30th President of the United States. As the nation's 19th Vice-President, he took the office of President upon the death of his predecessor, Warren G. Harding.

It seems only fitting that someone who is destined to become President should be born on the 4th of July. Such was the case with John Calvin Coolidge who was born on 04 July 1872 in Plymouth Notch, Windsor County, Vermont. His parents were John Calvin Coolidge, Sr. and Victoria Josephine Moor. His father was a Vermont politician who served in both the House of Representatives and the Senate for the State of Vermont.

Silent Cal

President Coolidge was a skilled and effective public speaker. He held over 500 press conferences during his presidency, which was a record at that time. Despite his expertise at giving speeches, he became known as "Silent Cal" during his presidency due to the stories of his being an extremely quiet man in private.

One such story has author Dorothy Parker ("A Star is Born") seated next to him at a party. Aware of his reputation, Dorothy said that she had bet a friend that she could get more than two words out of him. His reported reply, "You lose."

Another story tells of how Mrs. Coolidge, too sick to attend church on Sunday, asked her husband upon his return what the sermon was about that day. The President's reply, "Sin." Not willing to accept his short answer, she pressed on asking him what the minister had said about sin. His reply, "He was against it."

Famous Kin

The ancestry of President Coolidge is quite extensive with most of his ancestors tracing back through colonial New England. Due to this fact, his family connections to other famous people are quite numerous. Some of his closest connections are to passengers of the Mayflower and to people that were convicted, and in some cases, executed for witchcraft during the 1692 Salem Witch Trials.

President Coolidge has some interesting political connections as well with relations to numerous former Presidents, as well as a relationship to the 2012 Republican candidate for President and former Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney.


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for Calvin Coolidge

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Margaret Mead

Cultural Anthropologist

9th cousin 1 time removed
via Henry Adams

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Margaret Mead

Cultural Anthropologist

6th cousin
via Comfort Starr

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Margaret Mead

Cultural Anthropologist

9th cousin
via Richard Upham

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Margaret Mead

Cultural Anthropologist

8th cousin
via Joseph Morse

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Michael Strahan

NFL Player and TV Personality

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Henry Plantagenet

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Ding Darling

Cartoonist and Founder of National Wildlife Federation

8th cousin 1 time removed
via Richard Upham

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Ding Darling

Cartoonist and Founder of National Wildlife Federation

8th cousin
via Ellis Barron

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Ding Darling

Cartoonist and Founder of National Wildlife Federation

10th cousin 1 time removed
via Robert Fiske

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Clara Barton

Founder of the American Red Cross

7th cousin 2 times removed
via Rice

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Liv Tyler

TV and Movie Actress

9th cousin 4 times removed
via Rice

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Brigham Young

2nd President of the Mormon Church

8th cousin 1 time removed
via Rice

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Steve Young

NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback

9th cousin 4 times removed
via Rice

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Joy Morton

Founder of Morton Salt Company

9th cousin 1 time removed
via Rice

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Julius Sterling Morton

Founder of Arbor Day

9th cousin
via Rice

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John Davis

14th and 17th Governor of Massachusetts

7th cousin 2 times removed
via Rice

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Kevin Spacey

TV and Movie Actor

8th cousin 1 time removed
via Richard Martin

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Milton Bradley

Founder, Milton Bradley Company

18th cousin 3 times removed
via William de Odingsells

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Milton Bradley

Founder, Milton Bradley Company

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir James de Audley

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John Dye

TV and Movie Actor - “Touched by an Angel”

18th cousin 3 times removed
via Sir Philip le Despencer

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Milton Bradley

Founder, Milton Bradley Company

5th cousin 2 times removed
via Daniel Bradley

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

8th cousin
via John Alden

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir William de Ros

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

20th cousin 1 time removed
via William de Odingsells

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

16th cousin
via Sir Roger Wentworth

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

16th cousin
via Sir John Clifford

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