Henry Cabot Lodge: 1902-1985: A Brahmin's Life of Service

Henry Cabot Lodge: 1902-1985

His family counted among its number six U.S. Senators, a Governor and a Secretary of State, and his heritage bestowed upon him both a sense of entitlement and an obligation to public service. After Harvard College, he worked as a reporter for the New York Herald Tribune on the theory that journalism was the shortest road to politics. In 1936, at the age of 34, after serving two terms in the Massachusetts state legislature, he made a run for the U.S. Senate against crusty Democratic Governor James Michael Curley, 27 years his senior. Curley ridiculed him as "Little Boy Blue," but...

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