October 29, 1813
Lewis Cass was appointed territorial governor.
A native of New Hampshire, who later moved to Ohio, Cass was rewarded for earlier service in the War of 1812, when President James Madison appointed him governor of the Michigan Territory. Cass spent eighteen years as governor before he went to Washington, DC to serve as President Andrew Jackson’s secretary of war.
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