Proclamation, December 14, 1925

April 15, 2021

Purpose: Proclamation Naming the Director General of the Railroads Date: December 14, 1925 (Original document available here) Whereas by Proclamation dated August 13, 1923, James C. Davis, Director General of Railroads, was designated as the Agent provided for in Section 206 of the Transportation Act, 1920; and Whereas, the said James C. Davis, Director General of Railroads, […]

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Proclamation, December 14, 1925

April 15, 2021

Purpose: Appointment of Director General of Railroads Date: December 14, 1925 (Original document available here) Whereas James C. Davis has tendered his resignation as Director General of Railroads; and Whereas such resignation has been accepted effective upon the qualification of his successor. Now, therefore, I, CALVIN COOLIDGE, President of the United States, under and by virtue of […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, May 21, 1931

January 22, 2021

Date: May 21, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA Summary: Calvin Coolidge ponders the effects of changing the railroad rates. (Original document available here) One of the most difficult questions pressing urgently for decision by government and business is railroad rates. Almost daily some one in Washington is urging the maintenance of the present wage scale. But […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, December 2, 1930

December 16, 2020

Date: December 2, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) The report that the railroads are to assume a more aggressive attitude in the assertion of their rights and the protection of their property is an encouraging development. A generation ago the railroads were found to be interfering too much in governmental action which in […]

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Accepting The Republican Vice-Presidential Nomination

October 1, 2020

Title: Accepting The Republican Vice-Presidential Nomination Date: July 27, 1920 Location: Northampton, MA Context: Coolidge accepts the Republican Party’s nomination for the vice presidency in the 1920 election Governor Morrow and Members of the Notification Committee: To your now formal notification I respond with formal acceptance. Your presence tells me of a leader and a […]

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