Coolidge Chronology

Charles A. Lindbergh

Charles A. Lindbergh flies from USA to Paris! Coolidge arranges for the USS cruiser Memphis to escort Lindbergh to New York harbor. Lindbergh and his mother are guests of the Coolidges at Dupont Circle. “Both men were shy and diffident, believers in individualism, and considered pure and clean in a world that was becoming more corrupt. Coolidge, however, was the real thing. The modest, self-effacing Lindbergh was as prepared to cash in on his exploits as any modern hero. He permitted his name to be used, for around $6000 a pop.”

Sobel, Coolidge, An American Enigma