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Coolidge and Dawes 1925

Coolidge and Dawes 1925

President Calvin Coolidge and Vice President Charles Dawes of Evanston, Illinois pose on the back steps of the White House in 1925. Vice President Dawes shared the Nobel Prize for Peace that year with Sir Austen Chamberlain of Britain for their efforts to stabilize currencies in Europe at the close of World War I. Coolidge and Dawes were not always close possibly because Coolidge shared the opinion of others that Dawes had more prestige in international financial circles and was better known on the world stage than Coolidge was. Coolidge was more content to focus on domestic affairs during his term. Ecause he was the senior official from Illinois living in DC, Vice President and Mrs. Dawes often led the receiving line at events of the Illinois State Society of Washington, DC during the social season in Washington from January to June in the 1920s.

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