HENRY CABOT LODGE JR. - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 02/02/1958 - HFSID 36123
Sale Price $306.00
HENRY CABOT LODGE, JR.
U.N. Ambassador writes to Norman Thomas about the execution of Hungarian patriots.
Typed Letter Signed: "H.C. Lodge, Jr." as Ambassador the United Nations, 1p, 8x10. New York, 1958 July 2. To Norman Thomas, Socialist Party nominee for President in 1928, 1932, 1936, 1940, 1944 and 1948. In full: "Thank you for your letter of June 27, on behalf of the Institute of International Labor Research, Inc., about the execution of Imre Nagy, General Maleter and other Hungarian patriots. I note also the copy of your letter to the Secretary General. The United States is watching the matter with close attention to see what steps in the United Nations may be possible which would help the Hungarian people. You can be sure I will leave no stone unturned to take such steps as can be helpful." Lodge, the grandson of Henry Cabot 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, a former Republican Senator from Massachusetts (1937-1944, 1947-1952), became influential in the formulation of U.S. foreign policy. His exposure during frequent televised UN 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. Imre Nagy had been Prime Minister of Hungaryfrom 1953-1955. After being recalled in 1956, he announced plans for Hungary's withdrawal from the Warsaw Pact, a mutual defense treaty signed in 1955 by the USSR, Hungary and six European Communist countries. Soviet troops and tanks crushed the October-November uprising, and the United States offered to admit Hungarians wishing to leave their country. Nagy was arrested, tried and executed in 1958. Fine condition.
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