George Washington (1732 - 1799) was an American soldier, statesman and President of the United States from 1789 to 1797. He was also Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army and one of the US's Founding Fathers, presiding over the convention that drafted the Constitution.
He was widely admired for his leadership qualities and oversaw a strong national government that maintained neutrality in the French Revolutionary Wars, suppressed the Whiskey Rebellion, and won acceptance among Americans.
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American Henry Cabot Lodge (1850 - 1924) was a Republican Senator and historian from Massachusetts. He was educated at Harvard and was a long-time friend of Theodore Roosevelt.
Lodge is best known for his positions on foreign policy and for his battle with President Woodrow Wilson in 1919 over the Treaty of Versailles. Lodge wanted Congressional control of declarations of war but Wilson refused. As a result, the US did not join the League of Nations.