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In May of 1929, former President of the United States Calvin Coolidge was elected to New York Life’s board of directors. Just one year earlier while Coolidge was still president, the New York Life building opened for business on 51 Madison Avenue. A few weeks after the building’s opening, New York Life President Darwin Kingsley delivered a radio address to commemorate the occasion, while then President Coolidge pressed a button in the White House and unfurled an American flag in the Home Office lobby.

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