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Henry Cabot Lodge Jr.

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Lodge, Jr. in c. 1940

Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. (July 5, 1902 – February 27, 1985) was an American politician. He was a member of the Republican Party. He served as an ambassador of the United States to West Germany, South Vietnam, and to the United Nations. In 1960, he was Richard Nixon's running mate in the 1960 presidential election. They lost to John F. Kennedy. He ran for President of the United States in 1964, but lost the nomination to Barry Goldwater.

Lodge was born in Nahant, Massachusetts, USA. His father was George Cabot Lodge, a poet. He was the grandson of Senator Henry Cabot Lodge, great-great grandson of Senator Elijah H. Mills, and great-great-great-grandson of Senator George Cabot. His mother was Mathilda Elizabeth Frelinghuysen Davis, the great granddaughter of Senator John Davis.

He had two siblings: John Davis Lodge (1903–1985), also a politician, and Helena Lodge de Streel (b. 1905).[1][2]

Lodge attended St. Albans School and graduated from Middlesex School. In 1924, he graduated cum laude from Harvard University.[3]

Lodge died in Beverly, Massachusetts from a long-illness at the age of 82.

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  1. "LODGE, John Davis, (1903–1985)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved July 29, 2011.
  2. "Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. Photographs II". The Massachusetts Historical Society. MHS. Archived from the original on 26 November 2013. Retrieved 24 December 2011.
  3. Gale, Mary Ellen (1960-11-04). "Lodge at Harvard: Loyal Conservation 'Who Knew Just What He Wanted to Do'". The Harvard Crimson. Retrieved 2007-10-30.