“It has been my unbroken policy not to see newspaper writers or give interviews to anyone. At the word interview spoken or written, my ears go up and my chin out.”
First Ladies of the US Grace Coolidge Full Image

Grace Coolidge

Grace Anna Goodhue Coolidge
Years of service: 1923-1929
Born: 1879

First Ladies of the US Grace Coolidge Full Image

Grace Coolidge was as friendly and outgoing as Calvin Coolidge was stoic and reclusive, and her accessibility was central to her husband’s popular appeal as president. Before marriage, Grace taught lip-reading to deaf students at the Clarke School for the Deaf in Northampton, Massachusetts. She remained deeply involved with Clarke School until the end of her life. As First Lady, Grace became one of the most photographed women in the 1920s. Her smiling face seemed larger than life as she promoted national organizations on film newsreels at the new “talking picture” shows.


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First Ladies as Teachers, Educators, and Librarians.

The right to an education is a foundational principle of America’s history, and many First Ladies have taken up this cause. We celebrate National First Ladies Day by kicking off this featured exhibit, presented by Huntington Bank.