Calvin Coolidge, the 30th president of the United States, was known as "Silent Cal" because he rarely said more on any occasion than was absolutely necessary. Despite being a man of few words, he was known for his dry wit.
Coolidge rose through the ranks of Massachusetts government as a Progressive Republican. Elected U.S. vice president in 1920, he became president following the death of Warren G. Harding in 1923.
Calvin Coolidge was born in Plymouth Notch, Vermont, on July 4, 1872.
The nineteen twenties were a time of economic progress for most Americans. During the administrations of President Warren Harding and President Calvin Coolidge, many companies grew larger, creating new jobs. Wages for most Americans increased.