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THE FIRST U.S. PRESIDENT TO VISIT CUBA


President Coolidge (left) and his wife Grace are shown with Cuban
leader Gerardo Machado y Morales and his wife, Elvira Machado, in
Havana on January 19, 1928. (AP)

The last and only American president to visit Cuba while in office was Calvin
Coolidge
, who traveled there in January 1928.

Coolidge traveled to Cuba to address the Sixth Annual International Conference
of American States in Havana. He rode a presidential rail car to Key West, Florida 
then boarded the U.S.S. Texas battleship for the overnight trip to Havana, Cuba 
100 miles away.

President Calvin Coolidge rides in a motorcade (far right) during his
visit to Havana, Cuba.

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