James A. Henretta Quotes
“After Harding's death, the taciturn vice president, Calvin Coolidge, moved into the White House. In contrast to his predecessor's political cronyism and outgoing style, Coolidge personified austere rectitude. As vice president "Silent Cal" often sat through official functions without uttering a word. A dinner partner once challenged him by saying, "Mr. Coolidge, I've made a rather sizable bet with my friends that I can get you to speak three words this evening." Responded Coolidge icily, "You lose.”
James A. Henretta
- Born: The United States.
- Description: Dr. James A. Henretta was the Priscilla Alden Burke Professor of History at the University of Maryland, College Park, and later Professor Emeritus of American History. He earned his Ph.D from Harvard University in 1968.