Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.
Date of Birth: July 5, 1902
Place of Birth: Nahant, Essex, Massachusetts, U.S.
Date of Death: February 27, 1985
Place of Death: Beverly, Massachusetts, U.S.
Ethnicity: English, some Dutch, small amount of German, distant Jersey Channel Islander, possibly remote French
Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. was an American politician and journalist. A Republican, he was a U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, from January 3, 1937 to February 3, 1944, and again, from January 3, 1947 to January 3, 1953; as well as, the 3rd U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, from January 12, 1953 to September 2, 1960, U.S. Ambassador to South Vietnam, from August 26, 1963 to June 28, 1964, and again, from August 25, 1965 to April 25, 1967; and U.S. Ambassador to West Germany, from May 27, 1968 to January 14, 1969. He served in Italy and France during WWII, and rose to the rank of major general after the war. He led the U.S. delegation that signed the Paris Peace Accords with North Vietnam in 1972.
Henry was the son of Mathilda Elizabeth Frelinghuysen (Davis) and George Cabot Lodge, a poet. He was descended from at least six U.S. Senators, four from Massachusetts and two from New Jersey. Each of his grandparents was descended from at least one U.S. Senator.
His brother, John Davis Lodge/John Lodge, was an actor and Republican Party politician, who was a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Connecticut, from January 3, 1947 to January 3, 1951, and Governor of Connecticut, from January 3, 1951 to January 5, 1955, among other duties.
Henry was married to Emily Sears, with whom he had two children.
Henry’s paternal grandfather was Henry Cabot Lodge (the son of John Ellerton Lodge and Anna Sophia Cabot). Henry’s grandfather Henry was born in Massachusetts, and was a Republican politician, who was a U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, from 1893 to 1924, President pro tempore of the U.S. Senate, in 1912, Senate Majority Leader, from 1920 to 1924, and a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in 1916. John was the son of Giles Lodge, who was born in London, England, and of Abigail Harris Langton. Anna was the daughter of Henry Cabot and Anna Sophia Blake; Henry Cabot’s father, George Cabot, was a Pro-Administration politician, who was a U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, from 1791 to 1796.
Henry’s paternal grandmother was Anna Cabot Mills Davis (the daughter of Charles Henry Davis and Harriette/Harriet Blake Mills). Anna was born in Massachusetts. Charles was a Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy. He was the son of Daniel Davis and Lois Freeman. Harriette was the daughter of Elijah Hunt Mills, a Federalist politician, who was a U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, from 1820 to 1827, and of Harriet Blake.
Henry’s maternal grandfather was John J. Davis (the son of Bruyn Hasbrouck Davis and Martha Whiting Stickney). John was born in Massachusetts. Bruyn’s father, John Davis, was a Whig and Anti-Jackson politician, who was Governor of Massachusetts, from 1834 to 1835, and again from 1841 to 1843, and a U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, from 1835 to 1841, and again from 1845 to 1853. Bruyn’s mother was Eliza/Elizabeth Bancroft. Henry’s great-grandmother Martha was the daughter of Josiah Stickney and Elizabeth Searle.
Henry’s maternal grandmother was Sarah Helen Frelinghuysen (the daughter of Frederick Theodore Frelinghuysen and Matilda Elizabeth Griswold). Sarah was born in New Jersey. Frederick was a Whig and Republican politician, who was a U.S. Senator from New Jersey, from 1866 to 1869, and again from 1871 to 1877, and the U.S. Secretary of State, from 1881 to 1885. Frederick was the son of Frederick Frelinghuysen, Jr., a New Jersey attorney, and of Jane Dumont. Henry’s great-grandfather Frederick’s own grandfather, also named Frederick Frelinghuysen, was a Federalist politician, who was a U.S. Senator from New Jersey, from 1793 to 1796. Henry’s great-great-great-uncle, Theodore Frelinghuysen, was the Whig Party’s nominee for Vice President of the United States in 1844.
Henry’s great-grandmother Matilda was the daughter of George Griswold and Maria Matilda Cumming.
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