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John Calvin Coolidge, Sr.

Also Known As: "Colonel"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Plymouth, Windsor, Vermont, United States
Death: March 18, 1926 (80)
Plymouth, Windsor, Vermont, United States
Place of Burial: Plymouth, Windsor, Vermont, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Calvin Galusha Coolidge and Sarah Almeda Coolidge
Husband of Victoria Josephine Coolidge and Caroline Athelia Brown
Father of Calvin Coolidge, 30th President of the USA and Abigail Grace Coolidge
Brother of Julius Caesar Coolidge

Occupation: Farmer, storekeeper, teacher, politician, Co. K, 10th VT Inf.
Managed by: Maureen Theresa O'Brien
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About John Calvin Coolidge, Sr.

Born in Windsor County, Vermont, Coolidge was a farmer, teacher, and store owner. He served in the Vermont House of Representatives 1872-1878 and the Vermont State Senate in 1910. Coolidge also served in local offices including notary public

First Inaugural of President Calvin Coolidge

On August 3, 1923, as a notary public, Coolidge swore in his son Calvin Coolidge as President of the United States at the Coolidge Homestead in Plymouth Notch, Vermont.

Sources for Col. John Calvin Coolidge

  1.  Find A Grave, Link to source, (accessed 21 AUG 2012).
  2. Ancestry.com Online Newspaper Database, New Smyrna Daily News (New Smyrna, FL), 19 MAR 1926, [Birth].
  3.  Ancestry.com Online Newspaper Database, New Smyrna Daily News (New Smyrna, FL), 19 MAR 1926, [Death].
  4.  Ullery, Jacob G., comp., Men of Vermont: An Illustrated Biographical History of Vermonters and Sons of Vermont, Brattleboro, VT: Transcript Publishing Company (1894), 80, [Birth].
  5. Wikipedia, "Calvin Coolidge", [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Calvin_Coolidge,_Sr. Link to source], (accessed 05/15/2010).

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John Calvin Coolidge Sr. was an American politician and businessman from Vermont, and the father of John Calvin Coolidge Jr., the 30th President of the United States. He administered the presidential oath of office to his son at their family homestead on the early morning of August 3, 1923, following the death of President Warren G. Harding.

Born in Plymouth, Vermont, John C. Coolidge was a farmer and store owner, and worked at a variety of other occupations, including banker and insurance broker. In addition, he was a veteran of the Vermont militia, and held the law enforcement posts of town constable and county deputy sheriff. Considered a prominent local leader, he served in numerous Plymouth town offices, and was elected to terms in both the Vermont House of Representatives and Vermont State Senate.

John C. Coolidge remained active in his farming and business interests until his death in Plymouth in 1926; he was buried in Plymouth Notch at a village cemetery where several generations of his family are also buried.

Coolidge was born in Plymouth, Vermont on March 31, 1845, the son of Calvin Galusha Coolidge and Sarah Coolidge. Calvin G. Coolidge was a farmer, and also served in the Vermont House of Representatives.[2][3][4] John Coolidge graduated from Black River Academy, and served in Vermont during the American Civil War as commander of the state militia's Company K, 10th Regiment with the rank of captain.

Early in his life, Coolidge worked as a woodcutter and wheelwright. He was later active in several occupations; a partial list includes farmer, blacksmith, bricklayer, mason, carriage maker, harness maker, teacher, store owner, and insurance broker. In addition, he was a vice president of the Ludlow Savings Bank & Trust Company, and was appointed to its board of directors. Coolidge also served on the Black River Academy board of trustees.

A Republican, Coolidge served in the Vermont House of Representatives from 1872 to 1878. He held local offices throughout his life, including town selectman, town meeting moderator, town agent, tax collector, road commissioner, school superintendent, justice of the peace, and notary public. For several years, he was Plymouth's assistant postmaster. For nearly 40 years he was both a town constable and deputy sheriff of Windsor County.

During the 1900 to 1902 governorship of William W. Stickney, who was related to the Coolidge family, John Coolidge served on his military staff as aide-de-camp with the rank of colonel.

Coolidge served in the Vermont State Senate from 1910 to 1912. During his Senate term, Coolidge was chairman of the Committee on Land Taxes.

Upon hearing of the death of President Warren G. Harding the previous day, Coolidge, who was a justice of the peace and a notary public, administered the presidential oath of office to his son at the Coolidge Homestead in Plymouth Notch, Vermont, at about 2:30 a.m. on August 3, 1923.

John Calvin Coolidge Sr. died in Plymouth, Vermont on March 18, 1926. He was buried at Plymouth Notch Cemetery.

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John Calvin Coolidge, Sr.'s Timeline

1845
March 31, 1845
Plymouth, Windsor, Vermont, United States
1872
July 4, 1872
Plymouth, Windsor, Vermont, United States
1875
April 15, 1875
Plymouth, Windsor County, Vermont, United States
1926
March 18, 1926
Age 80
Plymouth, Windsor, Vermont, United States
1926
Age 80
Plymouth Notch Cemetery, Plymouth, Windsor, Vermont, United States