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Calvin Coolidge and the Post-Armistice Chlorine Gas Campaign

By Robert M. Klein, M.D., Columbia University Irving Medical Center On May 18, 1924, First Congregational Church in Washington held its regular service. But this Sunday, one important congregant was […]


GRACE COOLIDGE’S RADIO DEBUT OVER STATION NAA ON DECEMBER 4, 1922 By Jerry L. Wallace Next year is a centennial year for President Calvin Coolidge. But this year marks a […]

The Great 1928 Budget Debate

We tend to project our own assumptions about party positions onto events long past. For example, we assume that Democrats always advocated for increased government spending, at least more so […]

The Coolidges Move West

Are you a Coolidge? Coolidge family members and friends will be gathering at Plymouth Notch, Vt to mark the 99th anniversary of Coolidge’s historic homestead inauguration. Below, attendee Christine Coolidge […]

Coolidge Foundation Mourns Trustee Thomas F. Cooley

October 10, 2021

It is with great sorrow that the Coolidge Foundation reports the passing of longtime Trustee, Thomas F. Cooley. Tom, whom our community knows well from his loyal presence at the Notch and in Washington, loved Calvin Coolidge and was busy at work on a memoir of his own childhood—including years in Vermont and attendance at Burr and Burton Academy in Manchester—when he passed. A mentor to many in the field of economics, Tom will be missed by students and colleagues at New York University’s Stern School of Business, where he served for many years as dean, as well as at many other institutions of learning.

The Foundation offers its most sincere condolences to the Cooley family. “Tom was not only an active board member but a wise advisor who helped the Foundation launch both our Scholarship and Senator programs,” said Chairman Amity Shlaes. “In Tom, Coolidge found a rare friend.” 

Make a gift to the Coolidge Foundation in Professor Cooley’s honor.

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