Calvin Coolidge 1914 Typed Letter Signed as President of the Massachusetts Senate – Good Content


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30th President.  Typed letter signed (TLS) “Calvin Coolidge” as President of the Massachusetts State Senate, November 5, 1914, “The Commonwealth of Massachusetts / Senate Chamber Boston” letterhead, to Clarence Hobbs, Jr., a Massachusetts State Senator, in full:

I have received your offer of support for president of the senate for which I am very grateful.  I am very much gratified with the general result of the election and am sure we shall have a strong senate.

Great letter from early in Coolidge’s political career.  In very good condition, folds, even toning.

Republican Calvin Coolidge climbed the political ladder in his home state of Massachusetts.  He won election to the State Senate in 1911.  Coolidge intended to retire after his second term as was the custom, but when the President of the State Senate, Levi H. Greenwood, considered running for Lieutenant Governor, Coolidge decided to run again for the Senate in the hopes of being elected as its presiding officer.  He won and held that position for several terms.  He later decided to run for Lieutenant Governor, won, and held the office from 1916-1919.

Coolidge would go on to serve as Governor of Massachusetts from 1919-1921, become Vice President of the United States in 1921 and succeed to President when Warren G. Harding died on August 2, 1923.