Sunday, November 4, 2007

President Calvin Coolidge

This picture shows Calvin Coolidge, Mrs. Coolidge, and Senator Curtis in an open top car, on their way to the capitol. Mrs. Coolidge had a pretty smile, and she seamed to be a neat first lady. She was the only first lady to have a pet raccoon at the white house.
Anyway, Calvin Coolidge was elected the 29th president of the United States on this day, November 4, in the year 1924.

6 comments:

  1. I'd like to know what he told her to make her laugh like that...

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  2. I am not sure what he said, but it looks like Coolidge did not find it near as funny!

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  3. Oh, I thought Coolidge was the big guy. (I'm Canadian; at least I recognized the name!)

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  4. No, Curtis is the big guy. Coolidge is the one thinking Curtis is getting a little too friendly with his wife!

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  5. Heh. Now that you mention it he does look a little pouty.

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  6. Some very interesting comments at Wikipedia about Senator Curtis (at that time the Senate Republican Whip and later Vice President under Herbert Hoover):

    "Charles Curtis (January 25, 1860 – February 8, 1936) was a Representative and a Senator from Kansas as well as the thirty-first Vice President of the United States. Nearly half of Curtis' background was made up of American Indian stock. His mother was one-fourth Kaw, one-fourth Osage, and one-fourth Pottawatomie (as well as one-fourth French). Curtis spent part of his early life on a Kaw reservation, and is the first person with acknowledged non-European ancestry to reach either of the two highest offices in the United States government's executive branch. Curtis was the last U.S. Vice President or President to wear a beard or mustache—in his case, a mustache—while in office."

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Curtis

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