HENRY CABOT LODGE JR. - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 03/12/1937 - HFSID 56723
HENRY CABOT LODGE, JR Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. writes a letter saying that he is opposed to increasing the number on the Supreme Court. Typed Letter Signed: "H.C. Lodge, Jr.", 1p, 8x10¼. United States Senate, Washington, D.C., 1937 March 12.
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HENRY CABOT LODGE, JR
Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. writes a letter saying that he is opposed to increasing the number on the Supreme Court.
Typed Letter Signed: "H.C. Lodge, Jr.", 1p, 8x10¼. United States Senate, Washington, D.C., 1937 March 12. The Republican Senator from Massachusetts writes to Reverend Walter E. C. Smith. In full: "I acknowledge your communication of recent date relative to the President's proposal to increase the membership of the Supreme Court. I believe that this is a tremendous and unwarranted grant of power. Any good which might result from it could be much better accomplished in other ways. It is, therefore, something to which I am opposed and which I shall resist. I hope you will excuse this form acknowledgement which is made necessary by the amount of mail now coming to my office. Sincerely yours," 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 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. 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. Fold creases not touching signature. Lightly creased at corners. Otherwise, fine condition.
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