John Lodge

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Birthday
20, 1903
Birthplace
Michigan
Death Date
Oct 29, 1985 (82)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
20, 1903
Birthplace
Michigan
Death Date
Oct 29, 1985 (82)

About

Actor turned politician who was the seventy-ninth Governor of Connecticut from 1951 to 1955. He was also the Ambassador to Spain, Argentina and Switzerland under Presidents Eisenhower, Nixon, and Reagan, respectively.

Before Fame

He graduated from Harvard Law School before he began appearing in movies such as Little Women and The Little Colonel, in which he played Shirley Temple's father.

Trivia

Coordinating American and French naval movements in WW II got him started on his eventual ambassadorial career.

Family Life

He is related to the famous senator Henry Cabot Lodge.

Associated With

Charles de Gaulle awarded him a medal from the French Legion of Honor.