1924 United States presidential election
The 1924 U.S. presidential election was the 35th quadrennial presidential election. Calvin Coolidge won election to a full term. The Progressive Party nominated Senator Robert La Follette of Wisconsin. The Democratic Party nominated former Congressman and ambassador to the United Kingdom John W. Davis of West Virginia.
About 1924 United States presidential election in brief
The 1924 U.S. presidential election was the 35th quadrennial presidential election, held on November 4, 1924. Calvin Coolidge won election to a full term. Coolidge had been vice president under Warren G. Harding and became president in 1923 upon Harding’s death. The Progressive Party nominated Senator Robert La Follette of Wisconsin. The Democratic Party nominated former Congressman and ambassador to the United Kingdom John W. Davis of West Virginia. This is the most recent election to date in which a third party candidate won a non-southern state. This was also the US election with the lowest per capita voter turnout since records were kept. The election marked the \”high tide of American conservatism,\” as both major candidates campaigned for limited government, reduced taxes, and less regulation. Coolidge managed to create a conservative administration that would not mingle the innocent and the guilty—and managed to keep Senator William Borah within his ranks until he no longer feared the senator’s influence. In an effort to try to get at least some of the liberals back into the party ranks, he then offered the presidency to popular Senator Borah. The senator declined, refusing to nominate Coolidge at that year’s Republican convention which Coolidge later decided against attending. Another task for Coolidge, only slightly easier than tightening his grip over the party’s divergent factions, was to rebuild the party organization before Will Hays became the party whip.
A few years later, he brought discipline to the office of national chairman of the Republican Party, elevating in business friends loyal to him to the post of prime minister. The party organization fell to Coolidge’s predecessor, William Butler, and it fell to his predecessor to whip himself into the prime task of whipping the party into shape. The next year, Coolidge was elected to a second term as president of the United States, and he was re-elected to a third term in office in 1924. He was the first Republican to hold the presidency since Rutherford B. Hayes in 1836. He died in office on January 20, 1929. He is buried in Mount Vernon, New York. He leaves behind a wife and four children. He also leaves a son and a daughter, who are still living in New York City, and a son-in-law in Washington, D.C., and a stepson in New Jersey, who lives in New Hampshire. He has a daughter who is married to former New York Governor William Hays, who is now the governor of New Jersey. He had a son, William H. Hays Jr., who served as governor of Massachusetts from 1921 to 1925. He later became the chairman of New York’s Board of Regents. He went on to serve as the seventh president of The New York State Board of Education, from 1925 to 1929. His grandson, William Coolidge Jr., served as vice president from 1929 to 1931. He served as president from 1931 to 1933. He will be buried in the New Jersey State Capitol.