Friday, April 19, 2013

Fact of the Day: Presidential Father

When President Warren G. Harding died suddenly on a speaking-tour, word took about a day to spread to Vice President Calvin Coolidge that he was now President of the United States. Coolidge didn't find out until late at night, and he was actually sworn into office by his father. He was re-sworn in by a federal judge to clear up confusion on whether his dad had the power to do so or not. 

14 comments:

Pilar Domínguez said...

I am learning lots of things about your president´s history. kisses:)

Unknown said...

Sworn in my his father, probably a good idea he got that changed

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

He must have been surprised.

Pat Hatt said...

Must have been quite the surprising moment indeed

Christine said...

gosh in those days, communication was so slow compared to how instant and worldwide it is today, amazing.

Emmylou said...

If there was social media then, he would've found out through FB or Twitter:D

Adam said...

I can imagine it now "hey guys I'm president now lol"

Unknown said...

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MEcoy said...

your blog sure has a lot of interesting things to share huh

Theresa Mahoney said...

I can see where that would be a conflict of interest.

Dana said...

Too funny!

Akelamalu said...

How interesting!

Adam said...

not really his dad was just a public notary which has questionable power especially for a role he took. The role of president was rightfully his.

MOCK! said...

Only US President born on the Fourth of July!! And one of two born in Vermont!