Henry Cabot Lodge senior

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Henry Cabot Lodge (1850-1924), was a famed American republican senator. Lodge received his undergraduate, law, and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard University.[1] He served three terms in the House of Representatives before 1893, when the Massachusetts legislature elected him to the Senate. Three years later, he was appointed to the Foreign Relations Committee, in which capacity he was the nemesis of U.S. President Woodrow Wilson over Article X of the League of Nations. He also authored many books.[2]

His son Henry Cabot Lodge junior, Richard Nixon's running-mate in the 1960 presidential election, was also a former senator from Massachusetts. As the U.S. Ambassador to the former South Vietnam, he helped to overthrow by assassination South Vietnamese president Ngo Dinh Diem. Thereafter, the government of South Vietnam fell into disarray and prompted U.S. intervention in the Vietnam War, which concluded in 1973 far short of success.


  1. https://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/common/generic/People_Leaders_Lodge.htm
  2. U.S. Congress bibliography for Henry Cabot Lodge

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