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Who was Calvin Coolidge's vice president?

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Calvin Coolidge's vice president from 1925 to 1929 was Charles G. Dawes. When President Warren G. Harding died unexpectedly on Aug. 2, 1923, Coolidge became president, and the office of vice president remained vacant until the beginning of his first full term in office.

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Charles G. Dawes was a prominent banker and general who shared the 1925 Nobel Peace Prize for his plan to strengthen the German currency in the wake of World War I. As vice president, Dawes had a contentious relationship with the president, avoiding cabinet meetings and attracting attention away from the president. On one occasion, he failed to cast the deciding vote to confirm Coolidge's nominee for attorney general.

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