Daniel Webster: American Statesman, originally published in 1883, is one of the essential works of Henry Cabot Lodge's long and distinguished literary career.
This exceptional biography covers Webster's childhood years and the exploits of his youth. Webster's life as a young Dartmouth College graduate in the legal and political arenas in New Hampshire are discussed at length, including an astute analysis of the noted case Dartmouth College v. Woodward.
Webster's contributions to the Massachusetts Convention, his famous Plymouth Oration, and his days as U.S. Secretary of State are included as well.
HENRY CABOT LODGE (1850-1924) was born in Boston, educated at Harvard, and admitted to the bar in 1876.
Before beginning his long career in the U.S. Senate (1893-1924), he edited the North American Review (1873-76), was lecturer on American history at Harvard (1876-79), and edited The International Review (1880-81).
In addition to his distinguished tenure as member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1887 to 1893, he wrote historical works including the biographies of his great-grandfather George Cabot (1877). His other works include noted biographies of Alexander Hamilton (1882) and of George Washington (1889), as well as a nine-volume edition of the works of Hamilton (1885).