1782 : Lewis Cass Born, Territorial Governor and National Politician

October 9, 2021 all-day

Lewis Cass portrait courtesy of wikipedia

On Oct. 9, 1782, Michigan’s best-known antebellum politician, Lewis Cass, was born in Exeter, N.H.   Cass, who arrived in Michigan in 1812, became Michigan’s territorial governor in 1813. In 1831, he went to Washington D.C., where he began 30 years of service as Secretary of War, Ambassador to France, U.S. Senator, 1848 presidential candidate and U.S. Secretary of State.

Source: Michigan History magazine

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