Samuel L. Casey

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Samuel L. Casey
8th Treasurer of the United States
In office
April 4, 1853 – December 22, 1859
President Franklin Pierce
James Buchanan
Preceded by John Sloane
Succeeded by William C. Price
Personal details
Born Samuel Lewis Casey
(1821-02-12)February 12, 1821
near Caseyville, Kentucky, U.S.
Died August 25, 1902(1902-08-25) (aged 81)
Saint Joseph, Missouri, U.S.

Samuel Lewis Casey (February 12, 1821 – August 25, 1902) was a U.S. Representative from Kentucky. Born near Caseyville, Kentucky, Casey attended the country schools.[1] He engaged in mercantile pursuits.[1]

In 1853, President of the United States Franklin Pierce nominated Casey to be Treasurer of the United States. Casey held this office from April 4, 1853 to December 22, 1859.[2] He served as member of the Kentucky House of Representatives from 1860 to 1862.[1]

Casey was elected as a Unionist to the 37th United States Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the expulsion of Henry C. Burnett and served as representative of Kentucky's 1st congressional district from March 10, 1862, to March 4, 1863.[1]

Casey then retired from active business pursuits.[1] He died in Saint Joseph, Missouri on August 25, 1902.[1] He was cremated and his ashes interred in Caseyville Cemetery, Caseyville, Kentucky.


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Biography from Congressional website". 1902-08-25. Retrieved 2011-12-05. 
  2. ^ "Family Tree Maker". Retrieved 2011-12-05. 

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Government offices
Preceded by
John Sloane
Treasurer of the United States
April 4, 1853 – December 22, 1859
Succeeded by
William C. Price

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