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Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr
Birth: Jul. 5, 1902
Death: Feb. 27, 1985

American public official and diplomat, he is best known as a U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, and U.S. Ambassador to South Vietnam in the 1960s. Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. (he dropped the Junior in 1956) was born July 5, 1902, in his parents' summer home beside the rocky shore at Nahant, Essex County, Massachusetts. The circumstances of his birth could not have been more fitting for the scion of several of America's oldest and most prestigious families. Through his father, George, he inherited the legacy of George Cabot, who seized fame and fortune as a highly successful privateer during the American Revolution. His grandfather, and namesake, was none other than the legendary U.S. Senator Henry Cabot Lodge (Republican from Massachusetts), President Theodore Roosevelt's closest personal friend and political adviser. Through his mother, Mathilda Elizabeth Frelinghuysen Davis, he was related to even more congressmen and senators. He graduated from Middlesex School, Concord, Massachusetts, in 1920 and from Harvard University in 1924. He was a journalist on the “Boston Evening Transcript” and then on the “New York Herald Tribune” until 1931 and a member of the Massachusetts legislature from 1933 to 1936. Elected to the U.S. Senate in 1936 and reelected in 1942, he served until his resignation on February 3, 1944, to go on active duty during the Second World War in the United States Army; the first United States Senator since the Civil War to leave the Senate in order to go to war; served in the Mediterranean and European Theaters, rising to lieutenant colonel. 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 in 1963–64 and again from 1965 to 1967 under the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. He wrote “The Stream Has Many Eyes” (1973), a personal memoir on the Vietnam War era. He also served as United States Ambassador at Large 1967-1968, Ambassador to Germany 1968-1969, and was appointed by President Richard Nixon to serve as head of the American delegation to the Vietnam peace negotiations in Paris, France, and served until December 1969. For his last diplomatic posting, he was appointed by President Nixon to serve as special envoy to the Vatican 1970-1977. He died in Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts, on February 27, 1985 at the age of 82. (bio by: Edward Parsons) 
 
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  Emily Esther Sears Clark (1905 - 1992)*
 
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Burial:
Mount Auburn Cemetery
Cambridge
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: Oxalis Path, Lot 3613
 
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Record added: Apr 30, 1998
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