HENRY CABOT LODGE JR. - EPHEMERA SIGNED 02/16/1937 - HFSID 176009
Sale Price $270.00
HENRY CABOT LODGE, JR.
The Massachusetts politician signs this pink fabric circle with stitching around the edges
Ephemera signed: "H.C. Lodge, jr./U.S.S./Feb. 16, 1937" in black ink. 5x5 pink circular fabric with white stitching around the edges. Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. (1902-1985), the grandson of Henry Cabot Lodge, began his political career in the Massachusetts state house of representatives (1933-1936) before serving as a Republican U.S. Senator from Massachusetts (1937-1944 and 1947-1952, his terms split due to his service during WWII). Defeated by John F. Kennedy in 1952, Lodge was appointed by President Eisenhower as Chief of the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in 1953. Having both the rank of Ambassador and a position on Ike's Cabinet, Lodge became influential in the formulation of U.S. foreign policy. His exposure during frequent televised U.N. debates led to his selection as Richard Nixon's running mate for Vice President in 1960, but the ticket lost to Democrats JFK and LBJ. Sent to South Vietnam as Ambassador by President Kennedy and again by President Johnson, Lodge was later dispatched by President Nixon as U.S. Representative at the Paris peace talks on Vietnam. In between Vietnam assignments, he was U.S. Ambassador to Germany. Lodge won the Republican Presidential primary in New Hampshire as a write-in candidate in 1964. Fine condition.
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