December 6, 1923

President Coolidge makes the first presidential address on U.S. radio.

Calvin Coolidge became President upon the death of Warren Harding. He had a reputation as a man of integrity and helped to restore confidence in the office of the Presidency following the scandals that dogged the Harding administration. Coolidge addressed Congress when it reconvened on December 6, 1923, and gave a speech that echoed many of Harding's themes. The speech was the first Presidential speech to be broadcast to the nation over the radio.


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