President Coolidge’s Press Conferences

November 28, 2016

During his six years in the White House Calvin Coolidge gave more in-person press conferences than any American president, before or since. The President was well-loved by the press, who relished the access he gave to them. Here you will find transcripts from all the President’s press conferences.

Volume 1: August 21, 1923 – December 28, 1923

Volume 2: January 4, 1924 – June 27, 1924

Volume 3: July 1, 1924 – December 30, 1924

Volume 4: January 2, 1925 – June 26, 1925

Volume 5: July 7, 1925 – December 29, 1925

Volume 6: January 5, 1926 – June 29, 1926

Volume 7: July 2, 1926 – December 31, 1926

Volume 8: January 3, 1927 – June 28, 1927

Volume 9: July 1, 1927 – December 30, 1927

Volume 10: January 6, 1928 – June 29, 1928

Volume 11: July 3, 1928 – March 1, 1929

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