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The Presidency: Calvin Coolidge's Life & Career

President Calvin Coolidge at the 1924 World Series Opening Game

President Calvin Coolidge at the 1924 World Series Opening Game

Clifton Park, New York
Sunday, July 28, 2013

David Pietrusza -- the author of three books on Calvin Coolidge -- recounts the life and career of the 30th president. Born in Vermont and left motherless at just 10 years old, Coolidge attended Amherst College, worked his way up through Massachusetts state politics to serve in the state House of Representatives & Senate, and ultimately was elected governor of his adopted state.  In 1920, he was elected as Warren G. Harding's vice president. Just three years later, with Harding's sudden death, the man nicknamed "Silent Cal" was sitting in the Oval Office.

Updated: Monday, July 29, 2013 at 10:24am (ET)

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