Calvin Coolidge, a Phi Gamma Delta, and Grace Goodhue Coolidge, a Pi Beta Phi, were both natives of Vermont. They married in the Goodhue family home in Burlington. Although they spent their married life living in Massachusetts and Washington, D.C. , Vermont seemed to be always in their hearts.
The 30th President's full name was John Calvin Coolidge, Jr. and he was born on July 4, 1872 in Plymouth Notch, Vermont. In September of 1928, the Coolidges traveled to Vermont to survey damage from the devastating flood of the prior year. They stayed at the Coolidge homestead in Plymouth Notch and visited family graves, including the one of their son Calvin who died at age 16 in July, 1924. At the last train stop in Vermont, the President spoke eloquently and from the heart about his love for Vermont.
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