Arthur W. Coolidge
Arthur W. Coolidge
|56th Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts|
January 2, 1947 – January 6, 1949
|Governor||Robert F. Bradford|
|Preceded by||Robert F. Bradford|
|Succeeded by||Charles F. Sullivan|
|President of the Massachusetts Senate|
|Preceded by||Jarvis Hunt|
|Succeeded by||Donald W. Nicholson|
|Member of the Massachusetts Senate|
from the 7th Middlesex District
|Preceded by||Joseph R. Cotton|
|Succeeded by||George Jelly Evans|
|Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives|
Arthur William Coolidge
October 13, 1881
Cumberland County, Maine, U.S.
|Died||January 23, 1952 (aged 70)|
Reading, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Relations||Richard B. Coolidge (brother)|
Calvin Coolidge (cousin)
Martha Coolidge (granddaughter)
Coolidge was 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.
A Unitarian and Freemason, Coolidge served 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. One of his grandchildren is film director Martha Coolidge.
He was brother of Massachusetts politician Richard B. Coolidge.
Coolidge died at his home in Boston and is buried in Forest Glen Cemetery in Reading, Massachusetts. The Arthur W. Coolidge Middle School was named in his honor.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-01-04. Retrieved 2013-05-19.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- Lybarger, Dan (2003-04-16). "The Prince & Me - Interview with Martha Coolidge". Nitrate. Retrieved 2019-09-04.
- Arthur W. Coolidge at the political graveyard
|Party political offices|
Robert F. Bradford
| Republican nominee for Governor of Massachusetts
| Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts
Charles F. Sullivan