Calvin Coolidge: Losing Grace

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Calvin Coolidge deeply loved his wife. Always…

But…

Most modern historians conclude that Coolidge was one of the most “sexist” Presidents we ever had.

Born in 1872 in rural Vermont, Calvin Coolidge was deeply imbued with the Calvinist religious philosophy (hard work, and saving and knowing one’s place in the scheme of things), and the Victorian Age. Coolidge’s mother, Victoria, named for the British Queen, died when her son was around twelve. His only sister died two years later. It was just Calvin and his father John, and the two became very close.

Calvin went to Amherst College in Massachusetts, moved to the western part of that state, read law and passed the bar. He settled in Northampton, had a modest practice, and began augmenting his income by political activity and public service.

Coolidge the young dude!

When he met Miss Grace Goodhue, a teacher at the Clarke School for…

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