PRESIDENT CALVIN COOLIDGE - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 12/22/1920 - HFSID 293902
Sale Price $595.00
As Governor of Massachusetts and Vice-President-Elect, he thanks a Republican committee chairman for his help.
Typed Letter signed: "Calvin Coolidge", 1 page, 8½x11. State House, Boston, 1920 December 22. On official gubernatorial letterhead to Frank W. Goodwin, Marblehead, Massachusetts. In full: "In the applause that goes to the successful candidate it sometimes happens that those who have made success possible are overlooked. This is especially true of the chairmen of political committees. Having held that office myself I know how important it is and that you may know that I think of it not only before election but at other times I wish you and through you the members of your committee for your patriotic services and offer you the greetings of the Season. Very truly yours". Accompanied by original transmittal envelope. After losing an election for School Committee in 1905, Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933, born in Plymouth, Vermont) 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). He earned a national following during the Boston Police Strike of 1919, when as Governor he declared, "There is no right to strike against the public safety by anyone, anywhere, any time." "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 taciturn manner, Coolidge gave more press conferences than any President before or since, and was the first to deliver a political speech on radio. How one rates the Coolidge Presidency depends largely on whether one shares his belief in reduced government spending and regulation. In addition to his political activism, Frank W. Goodwin, was a state legislator, police chief and later postmaster in the historic seacoast town of Marblehead. Multiple mailing folds. Corners creased. Lightly toned and creased. Otherwise, fine condition.
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