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Excerpts of the President's News Conference

January 29, 1929

Mr. Sanders has compiled a report showing that during 1928 I made about 20 addresses and Messages to the Congress. I think that is 2 more than 1927, isn't it, Mr. Sanders?

MR. SANDERS: About the same.

PRESIDENT: It is too many, but it indicates something of the pressure that the President is under constantly to make efforts of that kind.

PRESS: DO you mind giving us an indication of how many invitations you have refused?

PRESIDENT: I wouldn't have any idea about that. A very great many.

Source: "The Talkative President: The Off-the-Record Press Conferences of Calvin Coolidge". eds. Howard H. Quint & Robert H. Ferrell. The University Massachusetts Press. 1964.

Calvin Coolidge, Excerpts of the President's News Conference Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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