Case was educated by private tutors, and then attended Newburgh Academy. He graduated from Union College in 1799. Then he studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1802, and commenced practice in Newburgh.
Case was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the 16th United States Congress, holding office from March 4, 1819, to March 3, 1821. Afterwards he resumed the practice of law. He was affiliated with the Whig Party after its formation.
He moved to New York City in 1844 and continued the practice of law until 1848, when he retired.
He was buried at the Fishkill Rural Cemetery.
|United States House of Representatives|
James W. Wilkin
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 6th congressional district
1819 - 1821
Charles Borland, Jr.