Henry Cabot Lodge

Henry Cabot Lodge, 1850–1924, U.S. senator (1893–1924), b. Boston. He was admitted to the bar in 1876. Before beginning his long career in the U.S. Senate he edited (1873–76) the North American Review, was lecturer (1876–79) on American history at Harvard, and edited (1880–81) the International Review with John Torrey Morse. He was (1880–81) a member of the Massachusetts house of representatives and was (1887–93) a U.S. congressman. He also wrote some historical works, as well as biographies of his great-grandfather George Cabot (1877), of Alexander Hamilton (1882), of Daniel Webster (1883), and of George Washington (1889); he edited an edition of the works of Hamilton (9 vol., 1885). As a senator he was a close friend of Theodore Roosevelt, welcomed war with Spain in 1898, and favored the acquisition of the Philippines and the development of a strong army and navy. A conservative Republican, he supported the gold standard and a high protective tariff, was a bitter opponent of President Wilson's peace policy, and, as chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, opposed U.S. entry into the League of Nations unless specified and highly limiting reservations were made to protect U.S. interests. He later opposed U.S. entry into the World Court. In 1920 he was one of the group of Senators who brought about Warren G. Harding's nomination.

See his Early Memories (1913).

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FREE! Early Memories
Henry Cabot Lodge.
C. Scribner's Sons, 1913
FREE! George Washington
Henry Cabot Lodge.
Houghton Mifflin Company, vol.1, 1898
FREE! George Washington
Henry Cabot Lodge.
Houghton Miffin Company, vol.2, 1898
FREE! A Short History of the English Colonies in America
Henry Cabot Lodge.
Harper & Brothers, 1881 (Revised edition)
Memory's Nation: The Place of Plymouth Rock
John Seelye.
University of North Carolina Press, 1998
Profiles in Character: Hubris and Heroism in the U.S. Senate, 1789-1990
Joseph Martin Hernon.
M. E. Sharpe, 1997
Librarian’s tip: Contains "Henry Cabot Lodge vs. Thomas J. Walsh"
Conservatism in a Progressive Era: Massachusetts Politics, 1900-1912
Richard M. Abrams.
Harvard University Press, 1964
Prophets True and False
Oswald Garrison Villard.
A. A. Knopf, 1928
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 20 "Henry Cabot Lodge: A Scholar in Politics"
Men, Women, and Issues in American History
Howard H. Quint; Milton Cantor.
Dorsey Press, vol.2, 1975
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 5 "Removing the Welcome Mat: Changing Perceptions of the Immigrant -- Charles W. Eliot, Henry Cabot Lodge, Edward A. Boss"
Prelude to Trade Wars: American Tariff Policy, 1890-1922
Edward S. Kaplan; Thomas W. Ryley.
Greenwood Press, 1994
Populist Nationalism: Republican Insurgency and American Foreign Policy Making, 1918-1925
Karen A. J. Miller.
Greenwood Press, 1999
Wilson and the Peacemakers: Combining Woodrow Wilson and the Lost Peace and Woodrow Wilson and the Great Betrayal
Thomas A. Bailey.
Macmillan, 1947
People and Politics Observed by a Massachusetts Editor
Solomon Bulkley Griffin.
Little, Brown, and Co., 1923
Selected American Speeches on Basic Issues, 1850-1950
Carl G. Brandt; Edward M. Shafter Jr.
Houghton Mifflin, 1960
Librarian’s tip: Contains "Henry Cabot Lodge (1850 -- 1924)"
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