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Joseph Edward CASEY

(1898-1980)

CASEY, Joseph Edward, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Clinton, Worcester County, Mass., December 27, 1898; attended the public schools; served as a private in the United States Army at Camp Lee, Va., in 1918; was graduated from the law department of Boston University, Boston, Mass., in 1920; was admitted to the bar in 1920 and commenced practice in Clinton, Mass.; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1924, 1932, 1936, 1940, and 1944; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fourth and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1935-January 3, 1943); was not a candidate for renomination in 1942 to the Seventy-eighth Congress, but was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate; resumed the practice of law in Boston, Mass., and in Washington, D.C., where he resided until his death September 1, 1980; interment in Arlington National Cemetery.

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

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