Henry Cabot Lodge Biography
(United States Senator from Massachusetts (1893-1924))
Birthday: May 12, 1850 (Taurus)
Born In: Beverly, Massachusetts, United States
Henry Cabot Lodge was an American politician and a distinguished Republican Senator. Born into one of the prominent New England political families, who made up the "Boston Brahmins", he had his education at Harvard, becoming one of the first persons to receive a doctorate in history from the same university. At the age of thirty, he began his career in politics as a Massachusetts legislator, eventually entering national politics as a member of House of Representative at 36. At 43, he was elected a senator from Massachusetts, serving in this capacity till his death, at the age of 74. Intelligent and informed, he served as the Chairman of number of important committees and introduced many bills, including the unsuccessful ‘Federal Elections Bill’, which sought to protect the voting rights of the African-Americans. However, he is best remembered for drafting the ‘Lodge Reservation’, which sought to protect the US interest in the League of Nations.