John Calvin Coolidge Sr.

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John Calvin Coolidge Sr.
Member of the Vermont House of Representatives
In office
Member of the Vermont State Senate
In office
Personal details
Born (1845-03-31)March 31, 1845
Windsor County, Vermont, U.S
Died March 18, 1926(1926-03-18) (aged 80)
Plymouth, Vermont, U.S
Occupation Businessman

John Calvin Coolidge Sr. (March 31, 1845 – March 18, 1926) was an American politician and businessman from Vermont and the father of President Calvin Coolidge.

Political and business career[edit]

Coolidge was born in Windsor County, Vermont, to Calvin Galusha Coolidge and Sarah Coolidge. He was a farmer, teacher, and store owner. He served in the Vermont House of Representatives from 1872 to 1878 and the Vermont State Senate from 1910 to 1912. Coolidge was appointed to the military staff of the governor of Vermont and was given the title of colonel.[1] Coolidge also served in local offices including notary public. His father also served in the Vermont General Assembly.[2][3][4]

First Inaugural of President Calvin Coolidge[edit]

Upon hearing of the death of President Warren G. Harding the previous day, Coolidge, who was a notary public, administered the President of the United States oath of office to his son, at the Coolidge Homestead in Plymouth Notch, Vermont, at about 2:30 a.m. on August 3, 1923.[5]


John Calvin Coolidge Sr. died on March 18, 1926(1926-03-18) in Plymouth, Vermont, at the age of 80, 13 days before his 81st birthday.