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In Detroit, Michigan, Democratic Party giant Lewis Cass dies at the age of eighty-three.

Lewis Cass, detail
06/17/1866

New Hampshire born Democratic Party legend Lewis Cass had served as a general in the War of 1812, as territorial governor of Michigan, U.S. Senator from Michigan, and in the cabinets of Andrew Jackson and James Buchanan. His final service came when as Buchanan's Secretary of State he resigned in protest of that president's inaction in resisting the secession of the Southern states and their threat to federal property.  He died in Detroit, Michigan aged eighty-three. (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

"Lewis Cass," The American Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year 1866 (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1873), 90.

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