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Robert Randolph CASEY

(1915-1986)

CASEY, Robert Randolph, a Representative from Texas; born in Joplin, Jasper County, Mo., July 27, 1915; moved with his parents to Houston, Tex., in 1930 and graduated from San Jacinto High School; student at the University of Houston, also the South Texas School of Law 1934-1940; was admitted to the Texas bar in 1940 and commenced the practice of law in Alvin, Tex.; served as city attorney of Alvin, Tex., in 1942 and 1943; member of the school board; in 1943 returned to Houston as an assistant district attorney in Harris County in charge of the civil department; in 1948 was elected to the State house of representatives and served in the regular and special sessions of the fifty-first legislature; elected county judge of Harris County in 1950, 1952, and again in 1954 for a four-year term; member of board of regents of the South Texas College of Law, board of directors of the Speech and Hearing Center, and director of the South Texas Law Journal, Inc.; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-sixth and to the eight succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1959, until his resignation January 22, 1976, to become a Commissioner on the Federal Maritime Commission; was a resident of Houston, Tex.; died in Houston April 17, 1986.

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

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