Lewis Cass

Lewis Cass (1782 - 1866)

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Lewis Cass
Born in Exeter, New Hampshiremap
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Husband of — married in Marietta, Ohiomap
[children unknown]
Died in Detroit, Michiganmap
Profile last modified | Created 24 Dec 2014
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Categories: Exeter, New Hampshire | Detroit, Michigan | Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit, Michigan | US Ambassadors to France | US Secretaries of State | US Secretaries of War | Presidents pro tempore of the US Senate | US Senators from Michigan | Michigan Territory Governors | Namesakes US Counties | Notables | Ohio, War of 1812.

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Lewis Cass served for Ohio in the War of 1812
Service started:
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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


Eight U.S. states have named counties in honor of Lewis Cass: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska and Texas.


  1. Resigned to run for president, vacant May 29, 1848 – June 8, 1848 when successor appointed.

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On 28 Dec 2014 at 18:56 GMT Cathryn (Hallett) Hondros wrote:

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 18 degrees from Walter Morrison, 26 degrees from Alison Wilkins and 16 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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