Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Lodge, Giles Henry

LODGE, Giles Henry, translator, b. in Boston, Mass., 13 March, 1805; d. there, 17 Dec., 1888. He was graduated at Harvard in 1835, and at the medical school in 1828, and passed his life chiefly in Boston. He was an enthusiastic student of the Greek language and art, and published translations of Johann Wincklemann's “History of Ancient Art among the Greeks” (4 vols., Boston, 1849-'73), and Baron von Steinberg's “Breughel Brothers” (1854). He was the author of several medical essays, and left in manuscript a “Dictionary of Aristophanes.” — His nephew, Henry Cabot, senator, b. in Boston, Mass., 12 May, 1850, was graduated at Harvard, and at the law-school, and in 1875 was given the degree of Ph. D. for his Appletons' Lodge Giles Henry - Henry Cabot.jpgAppletons' Lodge Giles Henry - Henry Cabot signature.jpg thesis on the “Land Law of Anglo-Saxons” (Boston, 1877). He was university lecturer on American history in 1876-'9, edited the “North American Review” in 1873-'6, and the “International Review” in 1879-'81. He was unsuccessful as a candidate for congress in 1884, but was elected in 1886, being re-elected in 1888, 1890, and 1892, and in 1893 became U. S. senator. In 1890 he was a delegate at large to the Republican national convention. Mr. Lodge has been an overseer of Harvard since 1884, and is a member of various scientific and historical societies. He was vice-president of the commission that superintended the celebration of the framing of the U. S. constitution, in 1887. He has published “Life and Letters of George Cabot” (Boston, 1877); “Short History of English Colonies in America” (New York, 1881); lives of Alexander Hamilton (Boston, 1882), Daniel Webster (1883), and George Washington (1888) in the “American Statesmen” series; “Studies in History” (1884); “History of Boston” (New York, 1891); “Historical and Political Essays” and a volume of speeches (Boston, 1892); in conjunction with Theodore Roosevelt, “Hero Tales from American History” (New York, 1895); “Certain Accepted Heroes and other Essays” (1897); and “The Story of the Revolution” (1898). He has edited two series of “Popular Tales”; a volume of selected “Ballads and Lyrics” (Boston, 1881); and “The Complete Works of Alexander Hamilton,” including his private correspondence and many hitherto unpublished documents, with an introduction and notes (9 vols., New York, 1885). Senator Lodge's term of service will expire in March, 1899.