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On January 3, 1879, First Lady Grace Coolidge was born in Burlington, Vermont

January 3, 2025

On January 3, 1879, First Lady Grace Coolidge was born in Burlington, Vermont.

A balancing presence to her reserved husband (“Silent Cal”) she was friendly, outgoing, and popular (the Secret Service even nicknamed her “Sunshine.”) During her time at the White House, she worked to restore its historic furnishings, many of which had been sold or removed.

Did you know? Grace had a calling to help the deaf and disabled – her first job was as a teacher at the Clarke School for the Deaf in Northampton, Massachusetts. As First Lady, she raised both money and awareness for the needs of the disabled.

 

 

First Lady Grace Coolidge, Howard Chandler Christy, 1924

-Written by Anna Zemaitaitis, Communications and Design Officer

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January 3, 2025
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