Calvin Coolidge

Early Life and Family

What did his father do for a living?

John Calvin Coolidge was born in Plymouth, Vermont, to John and Victoria Moor Coolidge on July 4, 1872. He is the only president in history to be born on the Fourth of July. He dropped the name John after graduating college.

John Calvin Coolidge worked as a farmer and successful storekeeper but also held political offices. He served in both the Vermont House of Representatives and Senate, and was a constable and selectman.


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