George C. Lodge

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For his grandfather, see George Cabot Lodge.
George C. Lodge
Lodge and family
Born George Cabot Lodge II
(1927-07-07) July 7, 1927 (age 89)
Education Harvard College (1950)
Occupation Professor, Harvard Business School
Spouse(s) Nancy Kunhardt (m. 1949; d. 1997)
Susan Alexander Powers (m. 1997)
Children 6
3 stepchildren by Powers
Parent(s) Henry Cabot Lodge II
Emily Esther Sears

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

Early life[edit]

He was born on born July 7, 1927.[1]

Lodge's father was Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., a U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, U.S. Ambassador to United Nations and South Vietnam, and the Republican nominee for Vice President in 1960.[2] His mother was Emily Esther Sears. His brother Henry Sears Lodge was born in 1930.

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 Labor 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. 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 1963, Lodge joined the Harvard Business School faculty. In 1968, he was named Associate Professor of Business Administration. In 1972, Lodge received tenure. He is currently the Jaime and Josefina Chua Tiampo Professor of Business Administration, Emeritus.

Personal life[edit]

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][8] 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.[9] After his first wife's death in 1997, Lodge married Susan Alexander Powers, who has three children from her previous marriage.



  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. ^ "Sen. Lodge's son to wed April 23". The Lowell Sun. April 15, 1949. 
  9. ^ Nancy Kunhardt Lodge, M.A., Ph.D.




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