Henry Cabot Lodge, American statesman, Republican political leader, author and historian; he was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on May 12, 1850, a member of the influential New England Lodge and Cabot families. Lodge attended Harvard College, eventually graduating with a Ph.D. in Political Science, he then attended Harvard Law School from which he graduated in 1874. Lodge was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, 1880-1881, then served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1887 to 1893, and in the Senate from 1893 to 1924; he is credited with being the first (unofficial) Senate Majority Leader from 1920 to 1924. He suffered a severe stroke on November 8, 1924, and died four days later at the age of 74.
Scope and Content
The collection consists entirely of correspondence and a small amount of printed ephemera. The correspondence includes a small number of letters by other authors, including Anna J. Bird, William Cooper Hunneman, Carl A. Loeffler, Elihu Root and William Howard Taft. The majority of the letters in the collection are by Henry Cabot Lodge; these include a very small number of personal letters but are mainly letters by Lodge to other political letters of the time or to his Massachusetts constituents.