Calvin Coolidge Says, February 17, 1931

December 30, 2020

Date: February 17, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) The nervous exhaustion of the Congress always becomes apparent near the end of a short session. It is felt that something or perhaps many things must be done to establish a political record. If the country itself is in an uncertain condition, business distracted, people […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, April 17, 1931

December 15, 2020

Date: April 17, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) A member of Congress has suggested the possibility of going outside the membership of the House in electing a Speaker. Probably such action would be legal. Knowing the resourcefulness of Representatives, it would be hazardous to say such action has not been before considered. […]

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