Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.

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Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. (July 5, 1902 – February 27, 1985) was a Republican United States Senator from Massachusetts and a U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Vietnam, and the Holy See (as Representative). He was the Republican nominee for Vice President in the 1960 Presidential election.


Early life and career

Lodge was born in Nahant, Massachusetts. He came from the prominent political and artistic Lodge family in Massachusetts. He was the son of the poet George Cabot Lodge and Mathilda Elizabeth Frelinghuysen (Davis) Lodge. He was the grandson of Senator Henry Cabot Lodge and when his father died in 1909, the senator would play an important role in raising him. He was also the great-great-great-grandson of Senator George Cabot, and the nephew of Congressman Augustus Peabody Gardner.[1] He attended Middlesex School, graduating in 1920. After graduating from Harvard University cum laude in 1924, and working in the newspaper business, he was elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1931.


Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. was elected to the United States Senate as a Republican in November 1936. He defeated Governor James Michael Curley in an open Senate contest.

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