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George Cabot Lodge

Birthplace: Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry Cabot Lodge, U.S. Senator and Anna Cabot Mills Lodge
Husband of Mathilda Elizabeth Frelinghuysen Lodge
Father of Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., U.S. Senator, U.S. Ambassador; John Davis Lodge, Governor of Connecticut and Helena Lodge
Brother of Constance Davis Gardner and John Ellerton Lodge

Occupation: Poet
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About George Cabot "Bay" Lodge

George Cabot Lodge (October 10, 1873 - August 21, 1909), nicknamed 'Bay', was an American poet of the late 19th and early-20th century, and was the son of Henry Cabot Lodge. He is a member of the Lodge Family, a prominent political family from Massachusetts.

Born in Boston and named after his great-great-grandfather, the American politician George Cabot, he was the son of famed U.S. senator Henry Cabot Lodge and the father of U.S. Senator Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.. He began studies at Harvard, and continued them in France and Berlin into his mid-twenties.

In 1897, he began work as a secretary to both his father and a U.S. Senate committee in Washington. He later served successfully in the Spanish-American War as a naval cadet. On August 18, 1900, he married Mathilda Frelinghuysen Davis, with whom he had two sons and a daughter. He was a close friend of Theodore Roosevelt, who penned a fond introduction for the posthumous 1911 collection Poems and Dramas of George Cabot Lodge. He was best known for his delicate sonnets, such as the Song of the Wave, Essex, and Trumbull Stickney (Stickney was a friend and admirer), several of which were anthologized. His style and artistic outlook were deeply affected by the pessimism of Schopenhauer and Giacomo Leopardi, as well as French influences including Baudelaire and Leconte de Lisle.

He died near Nantucket in August 1909. A biography, The Life of George Cabot Lodge (1911), was written by his friend and confidant Henry Adams. His collected poems and dramas, in two volumes, were published in 1911 by Houghton Mifflin Company.

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George Cabot "Bay" Lodge's Timeline

October 10, 1873
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
July 5, 1902
Age 28
Nahant, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
October 20, 1903
Age 30
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
Age 31
August 21, 1909
Age 35