On Hunting By Proxy

“I think the idea that I might go hunting in Kentucky arose from the fact that the bird dog that was given me in Superior I had Colonel Starling send down to a friend of his in Kentucky, who is a very fine trainer of dogs. I presume that all the hunting I will do in Kentucky will be done by proxy through this dog” — Calvin Coolidge, September 14, 1928, cited in The Talkative President, p. 18.


The dog, named Palo, was a black and white English setter. While this is not Palo, it is a handsome example of the kind of dog Coolidge appointed hunter by proxy.

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