Lewis Cass
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Lewis Cass (1782 - 1866)

Lewis Cass
Born in Exeter, New Hampshire, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 26 May 1806 in Marietta, Ohiomap
Descendants descendants
Died in Detroit, Michigan, United Statesmap
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Preceded by
David Rice Atchison

Preceded by
21st Secretary

William L. Marcy

Preceded by
13th Secretary

John Eaton

Preceded by
1st Territorial Governor

William Hull

Preceded by
Augustus Seymour Porter

Preceded by
Thomas Fitzgerald
Lewis Cass
President pro tempore
of the US Senate
President pro tem

22nd United States
Secretary of State
State Dept

14th United States
Secretary of War
War Dept

2nd Governor of
Michigan Territory
1813 —1831

US Senator (Class 1)
from Michigan
Seal of the US Senate
US Senator (Class 1)
from Michigan


Succeeded by
Jesse D. Bright

Succeeded by
23rd Secretary

Jeremiah S. Black

Succeeded by
15th Secretary

Joel Roberts Poinsett

Succeeded by
3rd Territorial Governor

George Bryan Porter

Succeeded by
Thomas Fitzgerald

Succeeded by
Zachariah Chandler

Project:Michigan Settlers


Notables Project
Lewis Cass is Notable.
Brig Gen Lewis Cass served in the United States Infantry in the War of 1812
Service started: 1812
Unit(s): 3rd Ohio Volunteer Regiment (Cass'); 27th United States Infantry Regiment
Service ended: May 1, 1814


Eight U.S. states have named counties in honor of Lewis Cass: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska and Texas. In addition, there are 11 cities, 30 Townships, 3 geographic features, 4 buildings, 5 other places and 15 streets are named in his honor.[2]


  1. Resigned to run for president, vacant May 29, 1848 – June 8, 1848 when successor appointed.
  2. Wikipedia: List of places named for Lewis Cass

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I added a link to this profile from the profile of Lucius Lyon. He is said to have been in love with Cass' daughter. Do you know what her name might be?


Lewis is 15 degrees from Cecil B. DeMille, 21 degrees from Rosalie Neve and 13 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.