Lewis Cass – our first Ugly-American candidate.

Lewis Cass (Democrat, 1848) was accused of political chicanery, of savagely deporting the Native Americans, and of being the most boring speaker in Washington. But was this Governor, Ambassador, Secretary and Senator as ugly within as he was without?

Fail to the Chief Episode 13 – Lewis Cass

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Cass near the end of his life, as Secretary of State for President Buchanan.

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A painting of Cass a few years before his nomination.

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A typically ugly Cass.

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Not so fat here. Still ugly.

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But here, he manages both fat and ugly.

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Contemporary cartooning enjoyed drawing his features.

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A portrait of Cass as governor. They were trying to make him heroic.

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But in this one, they stopped trying.

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Here he looks almost handsome. Maybe it’s someone else.

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Just yikes. Can you imagine, this is a dinner plate that someone wanted to eat off of?

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