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|Henry Cabot Lodge
A power in the Senate and in the
Republican Party, he was noted for his scorn of the alliance between big
business and corrupt politicians. Close friends with Theodore Roosevelt,
he shared the President's desire to see the United States play a larger
role in world affairs.
Ironically, however, Lodge is best remembered for spearheading Senate blockage
of American membership in the League of Nations on the grounds that its
covenant threatened American sovereignty. Thus, this man who had prepared
his country for international leadership ultimately came to be regarded
as an isolationist.
In 1953 Lodge's grandson, Henry
Cabot Lodge, Jr. became ambassador to the United
Nations, the successor
League of Nations.