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FUN FACT | John Calvin Coolidge Jr.

Updated: Feb 3, 2022

Vice President John Calvin Coolidge, Jr. was visiting his family's farm in Vermont during the summer of 1923 when then-President Warren G. Harding unexpectedly passed away. John Calvin Cooldge Sr., a notary public and justice of the peace, administered the Oath of Office to his son in the family's parlor, marking the only time a president has been sworn in by a notary public. President Coolidge was sworn in a second time upon his return to Washington, D.C. to avoid any potential controversy around the state official administering a federal oath.

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