Christopher C. Jeter

July 14, 2014

Christopher Coolidge Jeter is the great-grandson of President Calvin Coolidge and First Lady Grace Coolidge, and serves as a trustee of the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation. Mr. Jeter has spent […]

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The Medical Context of Calvin Jr.’s Untimely Death

July 7, 2014

This week marks the 90th anniversary of the sad and untimely death of Calvin Coolidge, Jr., President Calvin Coolidge’s younger son. The general story is well-known: while playing lawn tennis with his brother on the White House grounds, sixteen-year-old Calvin, Jr. developed a blister atop the third toe of his right foot. Before long, the boy began to feel ill and ran a fever. Signs of a blood infection appeared, but despite doctors’ best efforts, young Calvin, Jr. was dead within a week.

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Coolidge’s Moral View of Economy

June 16, 2014

A fundamental aspect of Calvin Coolidge’s philosophy was his refusal to separate economics from morality. He saw them as one and the same. This was especially true during Coolidge’s presidency. In a speech delivered to the Federation of Jewish Philanthropic Societies of New York he said that he regarded “a good budget as among the noblest monuments of virtue.”

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Come Judge High School Debate!

June 5, 2014

The Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation invites you to participate as a judge for our High School Debate Program. The Debate Program is a major part of our effort to bring […]

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Coolidge Foundation Home School Debate Camp

May 30, 2014

Join us in idyllic Plymouth Notch, Vermont for the first annual Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation Homeschool Debate Camp. Plymouth Notch is the birthplace and childhood home of America’s thirtieth president. […]

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