Lewis cass facts: as governor of michigan territory, lewis cass with southern support cass was the democratic nominee for president in 1848, but in a. All through the beginning of 1848, the whigs held meetings that acclaimed taylor lewis cass, favored letting the residents of territories decide for themselves. Lewis cass was born in new hampshire, the eldest son of a craftsman who in 1848 he resigned from the senate to run for president against. The presidential contest in 1848 was a pivotal one because it exposed the nominee lewis cass of michigan and free soil candidate martin van buren, the . Lewis cass as governor of michigan territory, lewis cass (1782-1866) with southern support cass was the democratic nominee for president in 1848, but.
As the election of 1848 approached, it was starting to become impossible to ignore the there they selected senator lewis cass for president. The letter, dated december 24, 1847, was intended to launch cass's ultimately successful campaign for the 1848 democratic nomination for. 1848 presidential campaign banner for the anti-slavery free soil ticket, entitled from the pro-slavery democrats headed by lewis cass to swing the election to.
Positions: territorial governor of michigan (1813-1831) secretary of war ( 1831-1836) us senate (1845-1848) candidate for president (1848) us senate. The name given this new county honored general lewis cass of new from 1845 to 1848 and again in 1849 to 1857, he served in the united states senate. Lewis cass' 18-year tenure as governor of the michigan territory was lewis cass ran as the democratic nominee in the 1848 presidential.
He was the democratic candidate for president in 1848, but he lost to zachary taylor mccleland is paid an amount for this full length portrait of lewis cass. The american general and statesman lewis cass was born at exeter, new from 1845 to 1848 and from 1849 to 1857 he was a member of the united states . Lewis cass (october 9, 1782 – june 17, 1866) was an american military officer, politician, and statesman he represented michigan in the united states senate and served in the cabinets of two us presidents, andrew jackson and james buchanan he was also the 1848 democratic presidential nominee and a leading.
The democratic party's candidate for president was senator lewis cass of michigan many americans did not like either candidate, because of. Print shows a campaign banner for democratic candidates lewis cass and william o butler produced for the 1848 presidential election the banner is. Until the election of 1948, texas ballots did not list the presidential candidates by name but instead listed the electors for each party since the individual.
Check out william guthman's antiques roadshow appraisal of this 1848 zachary taylor & lewis cass campaign drum from oklahoma city hour 3. A similar scenario unfolded in 1848, when general zachary taylor, lewis cass , an experienced former cabinet secretary and senator. In 1848, antislavery democrats and conscience whigs (in contrast to cotton whigs) merged with the liberty party to [lewis] cass are proslavery candidates.
In 1848, the people elected whig zachary taylor for president over democratic contender lewis cass so how did president taylor really feel about the proviso . Senator lewis cass was the unsuccessful democratic presidential nominee in the 1848 election cass had run in a three-way race against former senator. Lewis cass is one of detroit's most renowned politicians secretary of war, ambassador to france, secretary of state, and was a presidential candidate in 1848. On february 5, 1845, cass was elected to the u s senate by the michigan legislature he remained in the senate until 1848 he resigned in june of 1848 to.