Calvin Coolidge Says, September 3, 1930

February 4, 2021

Date: September 3, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA Summary: Coolidge praises the development of transatlantic flight. (Original document available here) The airplane flight of Costes and Bellonte from Paris to New York is one of the most spectacular ever made. The danger of adverse winds and fogs had to be surmounted. Weather conditions had to be most […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, August 7, 1930

December 10, 2020

Date: August 7, 1930 Location: Plymouth, VT (Original document available here) The successful flight of the R-100 again challenges our progress in aviation. Notwithstanding our original discoveries, our efforts to build military planes during the war were feverish but, owing perhaps to the limited time, were not highly successful. These experiments, however, did produce plant […]

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Press Conference, June 29, 1926

November 3, 2020

Date: June 29, 1926 Location: Washington, DC (Original document available here) No final decision has been made about the three new Assistant Secretaries that it is expected would give special attention to aviation in the War, Navy, and Commerce Departments. Several men have been under consideration and are being considered. It is necessary to make […]

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Press Conference, February 15, 1929

August 31, 2020

Date: February 15, 1929 Location: Washington, D.C. (Original document available here) Within two or three weeks I conferred with some of the Senators relative to railroad consolidation legislation. They thought at that time it might be possible to secure the passage of a bill at this session. I do not think that later developments have […]

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Press Conference, December 13, 1927

August 27, 2020

Date: December 13, 1927 Location: Washington, D.C. (Original document available here) I have set out in my several messages to Congress my recommendations relative to coal legislation, sometimes in more detail than others, but in general that the Executive ought to be empowered to deal with an emergency, when one seemed to be impending, by […]

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