Daniel Webster (Jan 18, 1782 – Oct 24, 1852) was one of the greatest statesmen in the early history of the United States. For much of the first half of the 19th century he, along with Henry Clay and John C. Calhoun, were known as the Great Triumvirate of the American Senate. “Black Dan” was one of the most important men on the political scene shortly after the ratification of the Constitution, and his thoughts on its interpretation heavily influenced such men as John Marshall, one of the most important Chief Justices in American history. Webster was instrumental in pushing through important legislation such as The Second Bank of the United States and the Compromise of 1850. In addition, he served twice as Secretary of State under three different presidents.
In this classic biography of Daniel Webster, Senator Henry Cabot Lodge narrates Webster’s life with subtlety and skill, giving us an enduring and enlightening portrait of a great figure in American law. This volume has been photographically reproduced from the first edition of 1883.