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HENRY CABOT LODGE JR. TYPED LETTER SIGNED, SOUTH VIETNAM AMBASSADOR

$110.00

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Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. (1902 – 1985) Typed Letter Signed As South Vietnam Ambassador, "Henry Cabot Lodge", 1 pg, 8 x 10.5, on "Embassy of the United States of America" embossed letterhead, South Vietnam, March 15, 1966, by the Republican U. S. Senator from Massachusetts, United Nations Ambassador, South Vietnam Ambassador, etc. In Part: "...Thank you very much for your letter of December 23, 1963 [note that the date is a typo - it should have been 1965], which just arrived in Saigon. I deeply appreciate your expressions of encouragement and support....Lodge was named as the ambassador to the United Nations in 1953 and became a member of Eisenhower's Cabinet. Vice President Richard M. Nixon chose Lodge as his running mate in the 1960 presidential election, but the Republican ticket lost the election. In 1963, President Kennedy appointed Lodge to the position of Ambassador to South Vietnam, where Lodge supported the 1963 South Vietnamese coup. He continued to represent the United States in various countries under President Lyndon B. Johnson, President Nixon, and President Gerald Ford. Lodge led the U.S. delegation that signed the Paris Peace Accords with North Vietnam, leading to the end of the Vietnam War. Comes with the original mailing envelope, "THE FOREIGN SERVICE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - OFFICIAL BUSINESS". Both items in fine condition, with minor age toning, usual mailing folds and envelope opening tears.

$110   #12177