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A man of many achievements – part 5


January 8, 2021

Charles Dawes took the oath of office as vice president of the United States, serving under President Calvin Coolidge, on March 4. 1925.

Unfortunately, the two men did not enjoy a good relationship. Some people found Dawes to be overbearing and brusque in manner—unlike the congenial Coolidge. They also disagreed on some policy issues.

But the chief event that led to their strained partnership had to do with Coolidge’s appointment of Charles B. Warren as attorney general.

Warren’s nomination was controversial because of some past business dealings. Several Republican senators opposed h...

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