Calvin Coolidge


July 4, 1872 – January 5, 1933

“The words of a President have an enormous weight, and ought not to be used indiscriminately.” – Calvin Coolidge

John Calvin Coolidge, Jr. was the 30th President of the United States. Known far and wide as “Silent Cal,” the conservative Republican worked his way up, as a lawyer, through state politics in Massachusetts, eventually becoming the governor of the commonwealth in 1918. Coolidge’s handling of the 1919 Boston Police Strike earned him a reputation as a politician who acted quickly and wisely. As his actions in the Massachusetts state house became more and more known, many in the Republican party started to urge him to seek the Presidency. He was nominated in 1920 as Vice President to Warren G. Harding. When Harding died in 1923, Coolidge was sworn in by his father – a notary public – in their home in Vermont. He won re-election in 1924 and his administration went a long way to restore the public’s faith in the office in the wake of Harding’s scandal-filled tenure. He retired from public life after he left office and died suddenly a few years later. He was buried in the cemetery near his childhood home where he remains characteristically silent to this day.


Plymouth Notch Cemetery – Plymouth Notch, VT

Specific Location

On the west side of the cemetery on Lynds Hill Road, there is a stone staircase that leads up to the Coolidge family plot. There’s a small parking area across the road from the stairs.


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