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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Henry Cabot Lodge: Selected full-text books and articles

FREE! Early Memories By Henry Cabot Lodge C. Scribner's Sons, 1913
FREE! George Washington By Henry Cabot Lodge Houghton Mifflin Company, vol.1, 1898
FREE! George Washington By Henry Cabot Lodge Houghton Miffin Company, vol.2, 1898
FREE! A Short History of the English Colonies in America By Henry Cabot Lodge Harper & Brothers, 1881 (Revised edition)
Memory's Nation: The Place of Plymouth Rock By John Seelye University of North Carolina Press, 1998
Profiles in Character: Hubris and Heroism in the U.S. Senate, 1789-1990 By Joseph Martin Hernon M. E. Sharpe, 1997
Librarian’s tip: Contains "Henry Cabot Lodge vs. Thomas J. Walsh"
Prophets True and False By 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 By Milton Cantor; Howard H. Quint 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 By Edward S. Kaplan; Thomas W. Ryley Greenwood Press, 1994
People and Politics Observed by a Massachusetts Editor By Solomon Bulkley Griffin Little, Brown, and Co., 1923
Selected American Speeches on Basic Issues, 1850-1950 By Carl G. Brandt; Edward M. Shafter Jr Houghton Mifflin, 1960
Librarian’s tip: Contains "Henry Cabot Lodge (1850 -- 1924)"
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