HENRY CABOT LODGE JR. - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 08/12/1960 - HFSID 30200
Sale Price $234.00
HENRY CABOT LODGE, JR
Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. saying that he regrets but he will not be able to meet with the members of the New York State Delegation.
Typed Letter Signed: "H.C. Lodge", 1 page, 7¼x10½. Beverly, Mass., 1960 August 12. To Floyd I. Silk, Army and Navy Union, U.S.A., New York. In full:"This is in further acknowledgment of your letter of July 29th. I regret that I shall be in New York while the encampment is in progress in Boston. Therefore, I shall be unable to meet with the members of the New York State Delegation who wanted to see me. Perhaps something may be arranged in New York. With best wishes, Sincerely yours," Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. (1902-1936), grandson and namesake of a U.S. Senator, was Republican Senator from Massachusetts from 1937 until his resignation in 1944 to go on active duty during WWII in the U.S. Army, the first U.S. Senator since the Civil War to leave the Senate in order to go to war. He returned to the Senate in 1947, losing reelection in 1952 to John F. Kennedy. At the Republican National Convention in Chicago July 25-28, 1960, two weeks before writing this letter, Henry Cabot Lodge was nominated to run for Vice President with Richard Nixon. Lightly creased. Stray ink mark at upper right. Horizontal fold touches signature.
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