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John Calvin Coolidge, Jr. (July 4, 1872 – January 5, 1933) 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 ... more »

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  • ''Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration has been minding my own business.''
    Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933), U.S. Republican politician, president. Remark to newspaper reporters, March 1, 1929, Washington, DC.
  • Men speak of natural rights, but I challenge any one to show where in nature any rights existed or were recognized until there was established for their declaration and protection a duly promulgated b...
    Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933), U.S. Republican politician, president. Speech, July 27, 1920, Northampton, Massachusetts, accepting the Republican vice- ...
  • ''It is only when men begin to worship that they begin to grow.''
    Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933), U.S. Republican politician, president. Speech, July 6, 1922, Fredericksburg, Virginia.
  • ''Prosperity is only an instrument to be used, not a deity to be worshipped.''
    Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933), U.S. Republican politician, president. Speech, June 11, 1928, Boston.
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