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Calvin Coolidge
Date: 1872 - 1933
Remarks: Calvin Coolidge began his political career in Northampton, Massachusetts as a councilman, and worked his way up to become the governor of Massachusetts. A strong conservative, he was sworn in as President in August of 1923, upon the death of Warren G. Harding. Nicknamed Silent Cal, Coolidge was known for what he didn't do rather than what he did. Coolidge always said very little, especially in interviews, and when he ran for reelection in 1924, he promised above all to perserve the status quo, since he found the country in "a state of contentment seldom before seen". After serving for six years, Coolidge decided not to run for reelection in 1929 and instead retired. -Source: