30th President. Typed letter signed (TLS) “Calvin Coolidge” as Massachusetts State Senator, November 21, 1913, “Calvin Coolidge / Law Office, / Masonic Building” letterhead, Northampton, MA, to Clarence Hobbs, Jr., a Massachusetts State Senator, in full:
Your letter of November 13 has just reached me here, although I asked them to send my mail right up from the Adams House. Perhaps you may have thought it strange I did not reply to it.
Great letter from early in Coolidge’s political career.
In very good condition, even toning., edge wear, especially to right side.
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.