A New York Times article of February 1, 1929, noted that during the Coolidge Administration, the President delivered 135 speeches and messages, “establishing a record for speechmaking in the last two decades.”

As Hendrik Booraem notes in his article, “Calvin Coolidge’s Prize Essay,” as a college student Coolidge had already “acquired a reputation … as an unusually good writer and speaker, who could state a case clearly and convincingly.” Many of Coolidges speeches stand today as exemplary oratory.

Early Speeches

Governor Of Massachusetts [1919-1920]

Vice President [1921-1923]

President [1923-1929]

Wallace’s Dozen Most Notable Speeches