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This Day in Boston History
August 3rd, 1923
Coolidge Becomes President
On this day former
Massachusetts Governor and Senate President, Calvin Coolidge, became
the 30th President of the United States.
Coolidge had served as Vice President to Warren G. Harding, a position
so unchallenging that he studied law part-time with the Chief Justice
of the Supreme Court. Coolidge was visiting his parents in Vermont when
the news reached him of Harding's death at 7:30pm the evening before.
Wasting no time Coolidge was sworn in as President by his father, a
notary public,at 2:47 a.m August 3rd. He would be reelected in his own
right in 1924.