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Calvin Coolidge painting Tina Mion art

Calvin Coolidge, The Five of Diamonds
30th President of the United States, 1923—1929

Coolidge slicked back his hair with petroleum jelly and carried himself in a stiff formal manner when he wasn’t riding the mechanical horse he kept in the White House. A man of very few words, “Silent Cal” Coolidge became president after Harding died in office. He believed in limiting the powers of the presidency and in leaving business alone. The roaring twenties roared along until the stock market crash of 1929, by which time a decade of speculative excess brought about the great depression.

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