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John Joseph CASEY

(1875-1929)

CASEY, John Joseph, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Wilkes-Barre Township, Luzerne County, Pa., May 26, 1875; attended the public schools and St. Mary’s parochial school; member of the State house of representatives 1907-1909; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third and Sixty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1913-March 3, 1917); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1916 to the Sixty-fifth Congress; appointed a member of the advisory council to the Secretary of Labor in 1918; appointed labor advisor and executive of the labor adjustment division, Emergency Fleet Corporation, United States Shipping Board, during the First World War; elected to the Sixty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1919-March 3, 1921); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1920 to the Sixty-seventh Congress; elected to the Sixty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1923-March 3, 1925); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1924 to the Sixty-ninth Congress; business agent for the Plumbers and Steam Fitters’ Union; elected to the Seventieth and Seventy-first Congresses and served from March 4, 1927, until his death at Balboa, Canal Zone, May 5, 1929; interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township, Luzerne County, Pa.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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