1848 : Lewis Cass Becomes Democratic Party’s Presidential Candidate

May 29, 2022 all-day

Cass Butler Campaign Poster

On this day, Lewis Cass won the Democratic Party’s endorsement for President, but he would eventually lose the election due to a split vote among the Democrats. Martin Van Buren (who ran under the banner of the Free Soil Party) siphoned off enough anti-slavery Democratic votes to allow Zachary Taylor, the Whig Candidate, to win.

For more information about Lewis Cass, see Bill Loomis, “Lewis Cass, the titan of Michigan’s early years”, Detroit Free Press, June 28, 2014.

Source : Michigan Every Day.

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