At the Republican Convention in Chicago, July 28, Henry Cabot Lodge, the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, was nominated the Republican Party candidate for Vice-President.
Scenes in the Convention Hall after the nomination.
Cabot Lodge arrives.
"We must have in Washington experienced and forceful leadership. In Richard Nixon and this man we in the United States will have as our leaders the two men who are incomparable the best qualified to deal successfully with the relentless cold water, which we have tried to avoid, but which we now have no choice except to win. Mr. Chairman it is indeed a high privilege and a great honour for me to have the opportunity to place in nomination before this great Republican Convention the name of the next Vice-President of the United States, Henry Cabot Lodge.
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Background: At the Republican Convention in Chicago, July 28, Henry Cabot Lodge, the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, was nominated the Republican Party candidate for Vice-President. Ambassador Lodge's nomination followed the selection of Vice-President Nixon for the Presidential spot.
Although the Presidential campaign will soon be in full swing candidate Lodge will remain at the United Nations for several months, due to the importance of work he is engaged in at present.
Only one candidate was put to the Convention for the Vice-Presidential nomination, addressing the convention his proposer said
Like Democratic Presidential nominee, Senator John Kennedy, Lodge comes from the State of Massachusetts. In an earlier contest for a seat in the Senate, Kennedy defeated Lodge. Asked to comment on this Lodge said "these things are mysteries, they change every few years."