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From the Archives 24: Calvin Coolidge, Law & Order (1920)

Season 1, Ep. 84

On March 2, 1920, in New York City, Governor Calvin Coolidge of Massachusetts recorded a speech titled "Law and Order" for the Columbia Graphophone Company's "Nation's Forum" label. Coolidge recorded 7 takes, and released take 4 as "Nation's Forum 7." This is the unpublished first take.

In 1920, Coolidge was elected Vice-President of the United States, under President Warren G. Harding. When Harding died of a heart attack on August 2, 1923, Coolidge became President. In 1924, Coolidge was elected President. He chose not to run for a second term in 1928.

This recording is from the Library of Congress, "American Leaders Speak: Recordings from World War I" collection.

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