African-American Heritage of United States Presidents - Claims of African Heritage - Unverified - Calvin Coolidge

Calvin Coolidge

Calvin Coolidge's mother Victoria Moor was claimed to be of a mixed-race family in Vermont. Vaughn noted that her surname was derived from "Moor", the European term for black (it also referred to swarthy). He did not note that another meaning of her surname is the landscape feature of moor or bog. People's surnames were often based on such landscape features when surnames became generally adopted in 14th century England. Moor/Moore is a common name in England, Scotland, and Ireland. Coolidge said his mother had some Native American ancestry.

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    [The reason a man has] so much trouble with the Senate is that there isn’t a man in the Senate who doesn’t think he is better suited to be President than the President, and thinks he might have been President except for luck.
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    I favor the policy of economy, not because I wish to save money, but because I wish to save people. The men and women of this country who toil are the ones who bear the cost of the Government. Every dollar that we carelessly waste means that their life will be so much the more meager. Every dollar that we prudently save means that their life will be so much the more abundant. Economy is idealism in its most practical terms.
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