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-->-- '''Music/JonathanCoulton''', "The Presidents."

'''John Calvin Coolidge, Jr.''' (July 4, 1872 -- January 5, 1933) was the 30th President of the United States, serving from [[TheRoaringTwenties 1923-1929]]. He was Vice President when UsefulNotes/WarrenHarding died in 1923. Coolidge won a full term for himself the next year, and remained in office until 1929, when he was followed by UsefulNotes/HerbertHoover. He was the 11th President from the Republican Party.

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-->-- '''Music/JonathanCoulton''', "The Presidents."

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Calvin Coolidge, Jr.''' Coolidge Jr. (July 4, 1872 -- January 5, 1933) was the 30th President of the United States, serving from [[TheRoaringTwenties 1923-1929]]. 192329]]. He was Vice President Vice-President when UsefulNotes/WarrenHarding died in 1923. Coolidge won a full term for himself the next year, and remained in office until 1929, when he was followed by UsefulNotes/HerbertHoover. He was the 11th President from the Republican Party.


He got his start in Massachusetts state politics, rising to the head of the state Senate and eventually serving a term as Governor before being chosen as Harding's running mate. Sworn in by his father, a Justice of the Peace, late at night on the Coolidge family bible after hearing of Harding's death, Coolidge may have represented the real return to normalcy his predecessor had called for. One of his slogans was "Keep Cool With Coolidge." He was popular in his day, but due to his lack of charisma and hands-off governing he's not remembered much now. Most people remember Prohibition and the rest of TheRoaringTwenties instead.

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He got his start in Massachusetts state politics, rising to the head of the state Senate and eventually serving a term as Governor before being chosen as Harding's running mate. Harding hadn't actually wanted Coolidge as his running mate, but his primary rivals conspired to nominate Coolidge over his preferred choice, Irvine Lenroot, in revenge for what they saw as the underhanded tactics that gained Harding the nomination. This predictably ended in a case of ReassignmentBackfire when Harding suddenly died -- and even if he hadn't, he would most likely have either been impeached or forced to resign due to the Teapot Dome scandal -- elevating Coolidge to the White House.

Sworn in by his father, a Justice of the Peace, late at night on the Coolidge family bible after hearing of Harding's death, Coolidge may have represented the real return to normalcy his predecessor had called for. One of his slogans was "Keep Cool With Coolidge." He was popular in his day, but due to his lack of charisma and hands-off governing he's not remembered much now. Most people remember Prohibition and the rest of TheRoaringTwenties instead.


There is a psychological/biological condition named after him - the "Coolidge effect." It refers to situations where someone ([[AllMenArePerverts almost always male]]) has renewed sexual interest and energy because new... uh, [[ImAManICantHelpIt stimulus]] has entered his life. The story goes that Coolidge and his wife were given separate tours of a government farm. When Mrs. Coolidge got to the roosters, she saw that the male was mating a lot and asked if this was common. The guy in charge of that section replied "Dozens of times." She told him to "Please tell that to the President." When Calvin Coolidge was told about the male rooster, he asked "Same hen every time?" The attendant answered with "Oh no, Mr. President. A different one each time." Coolidge replied by saying [[CrowningMomentOfFunny "Tell that to Mrs. Coolidge."]]

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There is a psychological/biological condition named after him - the "Coolidge effect." It refers to situations where someone ([[AllMenArePerverts almost always male]]) has renewed sexual interest and energy because new... uh, [[ImAManICantHelpIt stimulus]] has entered his life. The story goes that Coolidge and his wife were given separate tours of a government farm. When Mrs. Coolidge got to the roosters, she saw that the male was mating a lot and asked if this was common. The guy in charge of that section replied "Dozens of times." She told him to "Please tell that to the President." When Calvin Coolidge was told about the male rooster, he asked "Same hen every time?" The attendant answered with "Oh no, Mr. President. A different one each time." Coolidge replied by saying [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments "Tell that to Mrs. Coolidge."]]


* The school in ''Film/UpTheDownStaircase'' is named after Coolidge.

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* The school in ''Film/UpTheDownStaircase'' ''Literature/UpTheDownStaircase'' is named after Coolidge.


* The school in ''UpTheDownStaircase'' is named after Coolidge.

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* The school in ''UpTheDownStaircase'' ''Film/UpTheDownStaircase'' is named after Coolidge.


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* TheSilentBob: According to an anecdote, a young reporter woman was sitting next to him and said "Mr. Coolidge, I have a bet with my editor that I can get you to say more than two words to me this evening. "Silent Cal" laconically replied: "You lose".


When people ''do'' remember him it is most often for his [[TheQuietOne legendarily taciturn temperament]], which earned him the nickname "[[TheSilentBob Silent Cal]]". Like most old-fashioned New Englanders, he never used twenty words when one would do the trick, and never used ten words when a simple nod would suffice. President Coolidge's wife, Grace, once recounted the story of a young woman who, seated next to Silent Cal at a dinner party, confided to him that she had made a bet that she could get at least ''three'' words out of Coolidge. Coolidge had simply looked at her and replied, "You lose." However, Coolidge wasn't quite as silent as his reputation suggests - he was the first President to have his inauguration broadcast on radio, and he met with the press and reporters hundreds of times while he was in office.

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When people ''do'' remember him it is most often for his [[TheQuietOne legendarily taciturn temperament]], which earned him the nickname "[[TheSilentBob Silent Cal]]". Like most old-fashioned New Englanders, he never used twenty words when one would do the trick, and never used ten words when a simple nod would suffice. President Coolidge's wife, Grace, once recounted the story of a [[Creator/DorothyParker young woman woman]] who, seated next to Silent Cal at a dinner party, confided to him that she had made a bet that she could get at least ''three'' words out of Coolidge. Coolidge had simply looked at her and replied, "You lose." However, Coolidge wasn't quite as silent as his reputation suggests - he was the first President to have his inauguration broadcast on radio, and he met with the press and reporters hundreds of times while he was in office.


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When people ''do'' remember him it is most often for his [[TheQuietOne legendarily taciturn temperament]], which earned him the nickname "Silent Cal". Like most old-fashioned New Englanders, he never used twenty words when one would do the trick, and never used ten words when a simple nod would suffice. President Coolidge's wife, Grace, once recounted the story of a young woman who, seated next to Silent Cal at a dinner party, confided to him that she had made a bet that she could get at least ''three'' words out of Coolidge. Coolidge had simply looked at her and replied, "You lose." However, Coolidge wasn't quite as silent as his reputation suggests - he was the first President to have his inauguration broadcast on radio, and he met with the press and reporters hundreds of times while he was in office.

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When people ''do'' remember him it is most often for his [[TheQuietOne legendarily taciturn temperament]], which earned him the nickname "Silent Cal"."[[TheSilentBob Silent Cal]]". Like most old-fashioned New Englanders, he never used twenty words when one would do the trick, and never used ten words when a simple nod would suffice. President Coolidge's wife, Grace, once recounted the story of a young woman who, seated next to Silent Cal at a dinner party, confided to him that she had made a bet that she could get at least ''three'' words out of Coolidge. Coolidge had simply looked at her and replied, "You lose." However, Coolidge wasn't quite as silent as his reputation suggests - he was the first President to have his inauguration broadcast on radio, and he met with the press and reporters hundreds of times while he was in office.

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* Bill Bryson touches upon Coolidge, his response to national events and his relationship with Herbert Hoover in ''One Summer: America, 1927''.


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This tendency towards minimalism which Coolidge demonstrated in speech was also reflected in his philosophy of governance, to do as little as necessary. Coolidge was of the belief that 90% of impending problems would solve themselves before they ever became serious (a philosophy that reportedly made him [[UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan Ronald Reagan's]] favorite president). Ultimately, this hands-off philosophy has led to him being considered more relevant as a source of amusing anecdotes than as a president.

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This tendency towards minimalism which Coolidge demonstrated in speech was also reflected in his philosophy of governance, to do as little as necessary. Coolidge was of the belief that 90% of impending problems would solve themselves before they ever became serious (a philosophy that reportedly made him [[UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan Ronald Reagan's]] UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan's favorite president). Ultimately, this hands-off philosophy has led to him being considered more relevant as a source of amusing anecdotes than as a president.


->''"Calvin 'Silent but Sexy' Coolidge."''\\
--'''Website/{{Cracked}}''', "[[http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-4-most-impressively-weird-sex-lives-u.s.-presidents_p2.html The 4 Most Impressively Weird Sex Lives of U.S. Presidents]]"

->''"Coolidge made TheRoaringTwenties roar."''\\
--'''Music/JonathanCoulton''', "The Presidents."

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--'''Website/{{Cracked}}''', "[[http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-4-most-impressively-weird-sex-lives-u.s.-presidents_p2.html The 4 Most Impressively Weird Sex Lives of U.S. Presidents]]"

->''"Coolidge made TheRoaringTwenties roar."''\\
--'''Music/JonathanCoulton''',
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