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Lyman Rufus CASEY

(1837-1914)
Senate Years of Service:
1889-1893
Party:
Republican

CASEY, Lyman Rufus, a Senator from North Dakota; born in York, Livingston County, N.Y., May 6, 1837; moved with his parents to Ypsilanti, Mich., in 1853; received a classical education; engaged in the hardware business for many years; moved to Carrington, Foster County, Territory of Dakota, in 1882, and became a rancher; chairman of the North Dakota Committee on Irrigation; commissioner of Foster County in 1887; upon the admission of North Dakota as a State into the Union was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served from November 25, 1889, to March 3, 1893; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1892; chairman, Committee on Railroads (Fifty-second Congress); moved to New York City; returned to Washington, D.C., and died there January 26, 1914; interment in Greenmount Cemetery, Baltimore, Md.

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

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