THE PRESIDENCY: Coolidge Finale

To the gaunt, barnlike Washington auditorium five blocks away from the White House, where George Washington University was holding its mid-year commencement, went President and Mrs. Coolidge. In the stage wings they slipped on the caps and gowns of scholars and went out upon the platform. There, while college students cheered and Cabinet members, diplomats, professors, patted their hands in approval, Calvin Coolidge adjusted his spectacles to read his last Presidential address.

It was a world-speech. George Washington, "best business man of his...

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