15She’s A Distant Cousin Of The 30th US President
It turns out that Jennifer’s surname is no accident or coincidence. She really did inherit it from one of the most famous bearers of the name, the man who probably springs immediately to mind: 30th President Calvin Coolidge, who was in office between 1923 and 1929. She says, “I’m his
distant cousin. In the third grade, I did a report on Calvin Coolidge, and I remember—after doing all the research—thinking that he wasn’t very impressive and that I should’ve picked Lincoln.” There are enough presidents out there these days that it’s likely many people are distantly related to them somehow, but it's pretty cool to have a close enough connection that you still share the same, instantly recognizable surname. A little less cool if you don’t even think the guy is all that interesting yourself. Still, we can’t choose our family – at not least those born before us!