1866 : Lewis Cass Buried at Elmwood Cemetary in Detroit

June 20, 2024 all-day

Photo of painting of Lewis Cass, courtesy of U.S. Army Center of Military History

On June 20, 1866, funeral services were held in Detroit for Lewis Cass. Over his public life and career, Cass served as governor of the Michigan Territory, U.S. ambassador to France, Secretary of War under President Andrew Jackson, a U.S. Senator from Michigan, and Secretary of State under President James Buchanan. He is buried at Elmwood Cemetery in Detroit.

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 : Detroit Historical Society Facebook page

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