Coolidge Becomes President

Warren Harding Dies in Office, Calvin Coolidge Becomes 30th President

John Calvin Coolidge Jr., became the 30th President shortly after President Harding died of a heart attack and was elected President on his own accord in 1924. President Coolidge had two sons that were Boy Scouts. In 1926, Coolidge attended the 16th Annual Meeting of the National Council in Washington DC. There, the President presented the first Silver Buffalo Awards. Some of the recipients that year included: Lord Baden-Powell, Dan Beard, James West, W.D. Boyce, E.T. Seton, and the Unknown Scout. Coolidge himself would receive the Silver Buffalo Award in 1929.