RT Web Page DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 57482581 LA English UL http://public.eblib.com/EBLPublic/PublicView.do?ptiID=497090 T1 The tormented president Calvin Coolidge, death, and clinical depression A1 Gilbert, Robert E., PB Praeger PP Westport, Conn. YR 2003 SN 0313051844 9780313051845 AB Although Calvin Coolidge is widely judged to have been a weak and even an incompetent president, this study concludes that he was a leader disabled by a crippling emotional breakdown. After an impressive early career, Coolidge assumed the presidency upon the death of Warren Harding. His promising political career suffered a major blow, however, with the death of his favorite child, 16-year-old Calvin Jr., in July 1924. Overwhelmed with grief, Coolidge showed distinct signs of clinical depression. Losing interest in politics, he served out his term as a broken man. This is the first account of.