Henry Cabot Lodge

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For Lodge's son, see Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.

Henry Cabot Lodge was a Senator from Massachusetts. He was a central and powerful figure in the US Congress until his death in 1924.

He was active in the Immigrant Restriction League in Massachusetts. He advocated for literacy tests as a means of limiting immigrants and types of immigrants coming into the US.

He and Albert J. Beveridge and Theodore Roosevelt were responsible for establishing the modern U. S. navy.

He was also instrumental in blocking passage of the Versailles Treaty the Senate in 1919. His strongest condemnation was against the League of Nations which he believed would limit U.S. freedom in foreign policy.