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Lewis Cass

Lewis Cass was a politician and officer in the United States Army. He served as territorial governor of Michigan, Secretary of War and Secretary of State. He fought in the War of 1812. He ran for president in 1848, but narrowly lost to Zachary Taylor.


  • Dictionary of American Biography; Klunder, Willard C.
  • Lewis Cass and the Politics of Moderation. Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, 1996; Wooford, Frank B.
  • Lewis Cass: The Last Jeffersonian. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1950.