George C. Lodge

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George C. Lodge
George Cabot Lodge II

(1927-07-07) July 7, 1927 (age 92)
EducationHarvard College (1950)
OccupationProfessor, Harvard Business School, Politician
Nancy Kunhardt
(m. 1949; died 1997)

Susan Alexander Powers (m. 1997)
Parent(s)Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.
Emily Esther Sears

George Cabot Lodge II (born July 7, 1927) is an American professor and former politician.

Early life[edit]

Lodge was born on July 7, 1927,[1] his father was Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., a United States Senator from Massachusetts, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and South Vietnam, and the Republican nominee for Vice President in 1960.[2] After finishing high school at Groton School,[3] Lodge served in the U.S. Navy from 1945–1946 and then entered Harvard College, graduating cum laude in 1950.[4][5] While at Harvard he was a member of the Krokodiloes.[6]


Lodge was a political reporter and columnist at the Boston Herald prior to entering federal civil service.[4] In 1954, Lodge became Director of Information at the U.S. Department of Labor. In 1958, he was appointed Assistant Secretary of Labor for International Affairs by Dwight D. Eisenhower,[7] and was reappointed by John F. Kennedy in 1961. He was the United States Delegate to the International Labour Organization and was elected chairman of the organization's Governing Body in 1960.[4]

He later entered politics and was the 1962 U.S. Senate candidate from Massachusetts against Ted Kennedy, marking the third time in history that the Lodges faced the Kennedys in a Massachusetts election. Previously, Lodge's father was the incumbent 1952 U.S. Senate candidate from Massachusetts against John F. Kennedy for the same seat. Additionally, Lodge's patrilineal great-grandfather Henry Cabot Lodge was reelected for the same Senate seat as the incumbent 1916 U.S. Senate candidate against the Kennedy brothers' maternal grandfather, John F. Fitzgerald.

In 1961 Lodge became a member of the Harvard Business School faculty, leaving to run for office in 1962, before returning the following year, he remained at Harvard until his retirement in 1997, when he became Professor Emeritus. He conducted research, published articles, and received honorary fellowships and distinctions in the latter parts of his career.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Lodge and family

Lodge met his first wife, the late Nancy Kunhardt, daughter of author Dorothy Kunhardt, while she was studying at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and they married in 1949,[5][9] they have three sons and three daughters. One of their daughters, also named Nancy, is a published children's author and professor of art history.[10]

Archives and records[edit]



  1. ^ The international who's who, 1974-75
  2. ^ "Henry Cabot Lodge Photographs II, ca. 1880-1979: Guide to the Photograph Collection". Massachusetts Historical Society. Retrieved September 12, 2011.
  3. ^ Lodge, George C. (Fall 2012). "Is Congress Broken? Grotonians Explain What's Wrong — and How Legislators Could Fix It" (PDF). Groton School Quarterly. Groton School. LXXIV (3): 18–21. Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  4. ^ a b c "George C. Lodge: Biography". Harvard Business School. Retrieved September 12, 2011.
  5. ^ a b Hertzberg, Hendrik (November 3, 1962). "George Lodge at Harvard". The Harvard Crimson.
  6. ^ "Kroks of the 1940s".
  7. ^ "George C. Lodge". Harvard Business School Working Knowledge. Retrieved September 12, 2011.
  8. ^ Lodge, George C. "George C. Lodge - Faculty - Harvard Business School".
  9. ^ "Sen. Lodge's son to wed April 23". The Lowell Sun. April 15, 1949.
  10. ^ Walt. "Home".




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