Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. Quotes

I am not bound by instructions from the State Department. I am a member of the President's cabinet and take instructions only from him.

 
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During the Korean War Secretary of State John Foster Dulles sent instructions to the United Nations Ambassador as to how to vote in a UN debate. Lodge voted to the contrary. The Assistant Secretary of State called to inquire why the instructions were not followed.
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Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., 1902-1986, U. S. Ambassador to the United Nations, U.S. Senator (Republican, MA), Republican Vice Presidential nominee, Ambassador to Vietnam & Germany, Head of the American delegation to the Paris Peace Conference for Vietnam peace negotiations, Telephone Conversation with Assistant Secretary of State Robert Murphy

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Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.
Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.
  • Born: July 5, 1902
  • Died: February 27, 1985
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Politician

Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., sometimes referred to as Henry Cabot Lodge II, was a Republican United States Senator from Massachusetts and a United States ambassador. He was the Republican nominee for Vice President in the 1960 presidential election alongside incumbent Vice President Richard Nixon. The Republican ticket lost to Democrats John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson.

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