Today in Michigan History

October 9, 1782

Lewis Cass was born.

Michigan’s best-known antebellum politician, Lewis Cass was born in Exeter, New Hampshire. Cass, who arrived in Michigan in 1812, became Michigan’s territorial governor in 1813. In 1831 he went to Washington, DC, where he began thirty years of service to his nation as secretary of war, ambassador to France, U.S. senator, 1848 presidential candidate and U.S. secretary of state.

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