This Week’s Trivia Question
This week’s question: In the past half century, who was the most senior woman of the House to be defeated in her bid for re-election?
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The answer? Calvin Coolidge. He served as mayor of Northampton, Mass. from 1910 to 1911. He then went on to the state Senate, became lieutenant governor and governor. He was elected vice president under Warren Harding and succeeded Harding in 1923 after the president’s death. He was elected president on his own in 1924.
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