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John Samuels CASKIE

(1821-1869)

CASKIE, John Samuels, a Representative from Virginia; born in Richmond, Va., November 8, 1821; was graduated from the University of Virginia at Charlottesville in 1842; studied law; was admitted to the bar about 1842 and practiced in Richmond; prosecuting attorney of the city of Richmond 1842-1846; judge of the Richmond and Henrico circuits 1846-1849; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-second and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1851-March 3, 1859); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1858; resumed the practice of law; died in Richmond, Va., December 16, 1869; interment in Hollywood Cemetery.

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

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