Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. (1902 – 1985) Typed Letter Signed As United Nations Ambassador To Former Secretary of State, Cordell Hull, "H. C. Lodge Jr.", 1 pg, 7 x 9, on "United States Representative To The United Nations" letterhead, February 23, 1953, by the Republican U. S. Senator from Massachusetts, United Nations Ambassador, and South Vietnam Ambassador. In Part: "Dear Mr. Secretary...My mind goes back to 1926-27 when you were in the House and I was a young newspaper reporter. You were a great source of wisdom and helpfulness to me then, and I have never forgotten it. That at this point in my life you should think of me touches me very much...(Lodge worked in the newspaper business from 1924–1931)." 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. In fine condition, with minor age toning.
Cordell Hull (1871-1955) was an American politician from Tennessee best known as the longest-serving U.S. Secretary of State, holding the position for 11 years in the administration of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt during most of World War II.