Calvin Coolidge's Presidency

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As Vice President, Calvin Coolidge became president in_____, and was then elected in 1924.

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Calvin Coolidge became the 30th president of the United States upon the death of Warren G. Harding on August 2, 1923. The man who came to be known as "Silent Cal" had been elected as Harding's vice-president during the 1920 election. Coolidge was previously governor of Massachusetts, being elected in 1918; he previously served as lieutenant governor of that state. Coolidge was elected in his own right in 1924 and decided against running for reelection in 1928. Coolidge died of a sudden heart attack in January 1933.

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The short answer to this is 1923.  To be more precise, Calvin Coolidge became president when the previous president (Warren G. Harding) died on August 2, 1923.

Technically, I guess, Coolidge did not become president until August 3.  This is because he was at his parents home in Vermont when Harding died.  The Coolidge home did not have a telephone and so someone had to come and tell him in person.  It was not until the early morning of August 3 that Coolidge's father (who was a notary public) swore him in as president.

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