PRESIDENT CALVIN COOLIDGE - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 10/27/1930 - HFSID 27685

CALVIN COOLIDGE "Silent Cal" signs a typed letter about arrangements for a radio speech (1930). Typed Letter signed: "Calvin Coolidge", 1 page, 8½x11. Northampton, Massachusetts, 1930 October 27. On personal letterhead to Mr. Frank Buxton, Boston Herald.

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CALVIN COOLIDGE
"Silent Cal" signs a typed letter about arrangements for a radio speech (1930).
Typed Letter signed: "Calvin Coolidge", 1 page, 8½x11. Northampton, Massachusetts, 1930 October 27. On personal letterhead to Mr. Frank Buxton, Boston Herald. In full: "Enclosed is a copy of a radio speech [not included] which I suppose is to be made at the time and place indicated at the head of page one. To be perfectly sure about this you should check it up with Mr. Taylor at the State Committee Headquarters. With kindest regards, I am Very truly yours". After losing an election for School Committee in 1905, CALVIN COOLIDGE (1872-1933) never lost another one. He was Mayor of Northampton, Massachusetts (1910-1911), State Senator (1912-1915), Lieutenant Governor (1916-1918), Governor (1919-1920), Vice President (1921-1923) and President (1923-1929). "Silent Cal," as he was called for his economy of speech, succeeded to the Presidency upon the death of Warren Harding and won election to his own full term in 1924. Despite his nickname, Coolidge was very skillful at communicating through the mass media. He held more press conferences, 529, than any President before or since. His was the first inauguration carried on radio, and he gave the first Presidential radio speech. He continued to give radio speeches after leaving office, including several during the 1932 Presidential campaign. (Coolidge, who would die on January 5, 1933, had turned down requests from some Republicans to come out of retirement and run against FDR, in place of the unpopular incumbent, Herbert Hoover.) The date on this letter, and the reference to arrangements made through State Committee Headquarters, suggest that he was preparing to deliver a political speech on the eve of the Congressional elections. Lightly creased. Otherwise, fine condition.

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