PRESIDENT CALVIN COOLIDGE - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 02/27/1931 - HFSID 253993
Sale Price $552.50
He signs a typed letter to the incoming President of New York Life, reminding him that as a member of the Board of Directors "I am not in search of any kind of an honor."
Typed Letter Signed: "Calvin Coolidge", 1 page, 8x11. Northampton, Mass., 1931 February 27. To Thomas A. Buckner, Esquire, New York City. In full: "Of course, I should be delighted to do anything you want. You can always keep in mind that I am not in search of any kind of an honor and any time you think someone on the Board would like something, I hope you will always give it to them in preference to me. I shall come in to see you a few minutes before twelve, next Board meeting day." After leaving the White House, President Coolidge and his wife had retired to "The Beeches", a mansion he purchased near Northampton, where he had begun his political career. He busied himself by writing a syndicated newspaper column and by serving as a member of the board of the New York Life Insurance Company. Coolidge had been Governor of Massachusetts (1919-1920) when he was elected Vice President in 1920. After President Harding died on August 2, 1923 in San Francisco, Coolidge was sworn in as the 30th U.S. President by his father John C. Coolidge, a Notary Public and Justice of the Peace. The ceremony took place at his family homestead in Plymouth, Vermont. Calvin Coolidge died in Northampton on January 5, 1933, at the age of 60. Thomas A. Buckner was elected President of New York Life Insurance Company on March 11, 1931, after the Board of Directors had amended the by-laws to create the post of Chairman for the outgoing President, Darwin P. Kingsley. Irregular file hole at upper blank margin. Vertical fold touches the "C" in Coolidge. Lightly shaded at margins, else fine condition.
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