Coolidge Chronology

May 29, 2014

Boston Police Strike Calvin Coolidge’s rise to power probably would have ended after the governorship. However, in 1919, he called out the state militia when the Boston police went out on strike. His handling of the Boston Police Strike gains him fame and makes him a national figure.

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Coolidge Chronology

May 29, 2014

Re-elected Lieutenant-Governor Calvin Coolidge climbs up the political ladder to the State Senate in Boston. Grace stays at home, in Northampton, and now has two children, John and Calvin to care for.

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Coolidge Chronology

May 29, 2014

Birth of John Coolidge  “The fragrance of the clematis which covered the bay window filled the room like a benediction, where the mother lay with her baby. We called him John in honor of my father. It was all very wonderful to us.” The Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge, p. 95.

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Coolidge Chronology

May 29, 2014

21 Massasoit Street The Coolidges make their home at 21 Massasoit Street in Northampton, MA. This is their home at the end of August after they had rented a home from a Smith College professor. This was half a house and Grace’s sentimental favorite of their homes.

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Coolidge Chronology

May 29, 2014

Marries Grace Anne Goodhue at Burlington, Vermont Once Grace Goodhue and Calvin Coolidge meet and they communicate by phone and letter. They share their interests, but he is very quiet and shy and she is most gregarious. Many thought they were polar opposites. As Mrs. Coolidge said in her Autobiography, “The wedding ceremony has seldom united […]

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