The Presidency by Hugh Sidey: Old Cal Makes a Comeback

The Presidency

The first annual President Calvin Coolidge Week is now a warm glow both in Northampton, Mass., where Coolidge lived before and after his presidency, and in the White House, whose current occupant is his most powerful admirer.

It has been 60 years since Coolidge became President at the death of Warren Harding, 56 years since he issued one of the most famous and briefest political statements in history—"I do not choose to run"—and 50 years since his death. If the celebration works out as planned, Coolidge Week will end on Sunday when John...

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