Calvin Coolidge, President of the U.S. 1929 Check signed at front. Exact piece shown. Calvin Coolidge
(born John Calvin Coolidge Jr.
; July 4, 1872 – January 5, 1933) was an American lawyer and politician who served as the 30th president of the United States
from 1923 to 1929. A Republican
lawyer from New England
, born in Vermont
, Coolidge worked his way up the ladder of Massachusetts
state politics, eventually becoming governor of Massachusetts
. His response to the Boston Police Strike
of 1919 thrust him into the national spotlight and gave him a reputation as a man of decisive action. The next year, he was elected the 29th vice president of the United States, and he succeeded to the presidency upon the sudden death of Warren G. Harding
in 1923. Elected in his own right in 1924
, he gained a reputation as a small-government conservative
and also as a man who said very little and had a rather dry sense of humor.
Coolidge restored public confidence in the White House after the scandals of his predecessor's administration, and left office with considerable popularity. As a Coolidge biographer wrote: "He embodied the spirit and hopes of the middle class, could interpret their longings and express their opinions. That he did represent the genius of the average is the most convincing proof of his strength." Read more at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calvin_Coolidge