Monday, January 10, 2011

Calvin Coolidge

A Good President

Dwight Morrow, the father of Anne Morrow Lindbergh, once held a dinner party to which Calvin Coolidge had been invited. After Coolidge left, Morrow told the remaining guests that Coolidge would make a good president. The others disagreed. They felt Coolidge was too quiet, that he lacked color and personality. No one would like him, they said.

Anne, then age six, spoke up: “I like him,” she said. Then she displayed a finger with a small bandage around it. “He was the only one at the party who asked about my sore finger.”

“And that’s why he would make a good president,” added Morrow.

Source : Bits & Pieces, February 4, 1993, pp. 18-19

More about Calvin Coolidge :
Born: July 4, 1872
Died: January 5, 1933
30th President of the United States of America
Served: August 2, 1923 – March 4, 1929

Calvin Coolidge was one of the most charismatic presidents the United States of America ever saw. At the time that he entered office, the presidency was not a very respected or coveted position and so Coolidge made it his goal as President to restore the dignity the name held. Among many other goals, he was very successful in doing so. He was the most pessimistic of the presidents and he would rarely say much in interviews although he often allowed himself to be photographed in Native American or Western garb. Shortly before his death in 1933, he told a friend, “I feel I no longer fit in with these times.”

Source : The Longest List

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