Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.
1902 - 1985
It has been well said that a hungry man
is more interested in four sandwiches than four freedoms.
Appealing to Senate Appropriations Committee for renewed support of
UN technical assistance programs
Born in Nahant, Mass, Lodge, the grandson of Henry
Cabot Lodge, he worked as a journalist before being elected to the
Massachusetts legislature from 1933 to 1936. Elected to the U.S. Senate
in 1936 and reelected in 1942, he served until his resignation to enter
the army in World War II. Lodge was returned to the Senate in 1946, but
in 1952, despite the nationwide Republican landslide, he was defeated
by the Democrat John F. Kennedy.
An early supporter of Dwight D. Eisenhower (he was his campaign manager
in 1952), he was then appointed (1953) U.S. representative at the United
Nations, serving until 1960. In 1960, he was the Republican candidate
for Vice President on the unsuccessful ticket headed by Richard M. Nixon.
He served as U.S. ambassador to South Vietnam 1963-64, 1965-67, to West
Germany 1968-69; chief U.S. negotiator at Vietnam peace talks in Paris
1969; presidential emissary to The Vatican 1970-75