Arthur W. Coolidge

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Arthur W. Coolidge
56th Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts
In office
January 2, 1947 – January 6, 1949
GovernorRobert F. Bradford
Preceded byRobert F. Bradford
Succeeded byCharles F. Sullivan
President of the Massachusetts Senate
In office
Preceded byJarvis Hunt
Succeeded byDonald W. Nicholson
Member of the Massachusetts Senate from the 7th Middlesex District
In office
Preceded byJoseph R. Cotton
Succeeded byGeorge Jelly Evans
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Arthur William Coolidge

October 13, 1881
Cumberland County, Maine
DiedJanuary 23, 1952 (aged 70)
Reading, Massachusetts
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Mabel Tilton

Arthur William Coolidge (October 13, 1881 – January 23, 1952 [1]) was a Massachusetts politician who served multiple positions within the state government.

Born in Cumberland County, Maine, Coolidge worked as a lawyer before becoming a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives (1937–1940) and of the Massachusetts State Senate (1941–1946). From 1947 to 1949 he was the 56th Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts. He was the Republican nominee for Governor in 1950.

He was a Republican and a Unitarian, a Freemason, serving as Grand Master of Masons (1943–1944) and a member of the American Bar Association and Theta Delta Chi. In 1951 he was elected as a member of the Massachusetts Society of the Sons of the American Revolution.

A fourth cousin to President Calvin Coolidge, he had one daughter, Dorothy Coolidge Cox and two sons: Robert Tilton Coolidge (1915–1955) and Arthur William Coolidge II.[2] One of his grandchildren is film director Martha Coolidge, who said that Arthur tried to emulate Calvin.[3]

He was brother of Massachuestts politician Richard B. Coolidge.

Coolidge died at his home in Boston and is buried in Forest Glen Cemetery, Reading, Massachusetts. The Arthur W. Coolidge Middle School, formerly Junior High School, was named in his honor.


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  3. ^ Lybarger, Dan (2003-04-16). "The Prince & Me - Interview with Martha Coolidge". Nitrate. Retrieved 2019-09-04.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Robert F. Bradford
Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts
Succeeded by
Charles F. Sullivan