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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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Rainn Wilson

TV and Movie Actor

9th cousin 4 times removed
via Bernard Capen

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Gary Herbert

17th Governor of Utah

9th cousin 2 times removed
via Edward Winslow

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Gary Herbert

17th Governor of Utah

10th cousin 2 times removed
via Jacques Mahieu

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Frank G. Allen

51st Governor of Massachusetts

9th cousin
via John Perkins

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Frank G. Allen

51st Governor of Massachusetts

19th cousin
via Alice de Audley

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Frank G. Allen

51st Governor of Massachusetts

20th cousin
via Henry Plantagenet

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Frank G. Allen

51st Governor of Massachusetts

20th cousin 1 time removed
via William de Ros

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Frank G. Allen

51st Governor of Massachusetts

20th cousin
via Bartholomew de Badlesmere

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Frank G. Allen

51st Governor of Massachusetts

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir William de Ros

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Frank G. Allen

51st Governor of Massachusetts

21st cousin
via Eudo la Zouche

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Frank G. Allen

51st Governor of Massachusetts

8th cousin 2 times removed
via Wolston Child

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Frank G. Allen

51st Governor of Massachusetts

19th cousin
via Sir Thomas de Beauchamp

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John Forbes Nash, Jr.

“A Beautiful Mind” Mathematician

7th cousin 2 times removed
via Joshua Child

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John Forbes Nash, Jr.

“A Beautiful Mind” Mathematician

8th cousin 1 time removed
via Edmund Rice

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John Forbes Nash, Jr.

“A Beautiful Mind” Mathematician

7th cousin 2 times removed
via John Bent

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John Forbes Nash, Jr.

“A Beautiful Mind” Mathematician

7th cousin 2 times removed
via William Hagar

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John Forbes Nash, Jr.

“A Beautiful Mind” Mathematician

8th cousin 2 times removed
via Ellis Barron

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Melville Fuller

8th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

17th cousin 2 times removed
via Ralph de Stafford

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Melville Fuller

8th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir Edmund Mortimer

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Melville Fuller

8th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

19th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir Hugh le Despencer

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Melville Fuller

8th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir James de Audley

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Melville Fuller

8th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

11th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir William Cope

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Melville Fuller

8th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

6th cousin 2 times removed
via Rev. John Reyner

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Melville Fuller

8th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

6th cousin 2 times removed
via Rev. Samuel Whiting

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Melville Fuller

8th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir Roger de Somery

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