HENRY CABOT LODGE JR. - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 03/17/1947 - HFSID 293585
Sale Price $216.00
HENRY CABOT LODGE, JR.
Recently returned to the Senate, he signed this brief letter on his Foreign Relations Committee stationery
Typed Letter signed: "H. C. Lodge Jr." as US Senator, 1 page, 8x½, affixed to an 8½x11 page which also bears a transmittal envelope on verso with Lodge's stamped frank. Two newspaper photos of Lodge, one paired with his Democratic opponent in the 1996 Senate race, David I. Walsh. Washington, D.C., 1947 March 17. On letterhead of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to Ralph E. Ward, Jr., Melrose Highlands, Massachusetts. In full: "This will acknowledge receipt of your letter of March 11th. I have been interested to read about your collection and take pleasure in sending you my autograph in compliance with your request. 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 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. From the collection of Ralph Errington Ward (1926-2009) a fighter pilot and squadron commander in the China-Burma-India Theater of World War II. Ward went on to become President and CEO of Cheseborough-Ponds, Inc., transforming the cosmetics firm into a major home product conglomerate. Multiple mailing folds (lightly effecting signature). Lightly creased and toned. Otherwise, fine condition.
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