Roy O. West (1928–1929) - Secretary of the Interior [cite this] ↑Calvin Coolidge Home Page Roy Owen West was born in Vermillion County, Illinois, on October 27, 1868. He became a lawyer, practicing law in Chicago. Active in Republican politics, West was a member of the Illinois State Republican Convention (1904-1914) and was a delegate to the Republican National Convention (1908, 1912, 1916, 1928). He served on the National Republican Committee (1912-1916, 1928-1932).President Coolidge appointed him to succeed Hubert Work as Secretary of the Interior and he served in that position from 1928 to 1929. West died in Chicago on November 29, 1958. Calvin Coolidge Essays Life in Brief Life Before the Presidency Campaigns and Elections Domestic Affairs Foreign Affairs Life After the Presidency Family Life Impact and Legacy [ print all essays ] Calvin Coolidge Home Citation Information Consulting Editor David Greenberg Professor Greenberg is a professor of history and of journalism and media studies at Rutgers University. His publications include: Calvin Coolidge (Henry Holt and Company, 2006) Presidential Doodles (Basic Books, 2006) Nixon’s Shadow: The History of an Image (W.W. Norton, 2003) American President has changed! Click here to take a short survey and tell us what you think!