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  • ID: I159263
  • Name: Lewis CASS
  • RELA: 7th cousin 4x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 9 OCT 1782 in Exeter, Rockingham Co., NH
  • Event: Elected Governor of Michigan BET 29 OCT 1813 AND 1 AUG 1831
  • Event: Appointed BET 1 AUG 1831 AND 4 OCT 1836 United States Secretary of War
  • Event: Elected United States Senator from Michigan BET 4 MAR 1845 AND 29 MAY 1848
  • Event: Elected United States Senator from Michigan BET 4 MAR 1849 AND 4 MAR 1857
  • Event: Appointed BET 6 MAR 1857 AND 14 DEC 1860 United States Secretary of State
  • Death: 17 JUN 1866 in Detroit, Wayne Co., MI
  • Event: Pic Sen. Lewis Cass
  • Event: Link View on GeneaStar
  • Note:
    CASS, Lewis, (great-great-grandfather of Cass Ballenger), a Senator from Michigan; born in Exeter, N.H., October 9, 1782; attended Exeter Academy; moved with his parents to Wilmington, Del., in 1799 and taught school there; moved to the Northwest Territory in 1801 and settled on a farm near Zanesville, Ohio; studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1802; member, State house of representatives 1806; United States marshal for the district of Ohio 1807-1812, when he resigned to enlist in the Army; served in the United States Army 1813- 1814, attaining the rank of brigadier general; military and civil Governor of Michigan Territory 1813-1831; settled in Detroit; appointed Secretary of War by President Andrew Jackson and served from 1831 to 1836, when he resigned, having been appointed to a diplomatic post; Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to France 1836-1842; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1845, until May 29, 1848, when he resigned, having been nominated for President of the United States; chairman, Committee on Military Affairs (Thirtieth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for President on the Democratic ticket in 1848; again elected to the United States Senate on January 20, 1849, to fill the vacancy caused by his own resignation; was reelected, and served from March 4, 1849, to March 3, 1857; served as President pro tempore of the Senate during the Thirty-third Congress; appointed Secretary of State by President James Buchanan and served from 1857 until his resignation in 1860; returned to Detroit, Mich., and engaged in literary pursuits; died in Detroit, Mich., June 17, 1866; interment in Elmwood Cemetery.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Jonathan CASS b: 29 OCT 1753 in East Kingston, Exeter Co., NH
    Mother: Mary GILMAN b: 6 AUG 1759 in Exeter, Rockingham Co., NH

    Marriage 1 Elizabeth SPENCER
    • Married: 26 MAY 1806
    1. Has Children Matilda Frances CASS b: BET 1817 AND 1818 in Michigan
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