John W. Causey

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John W. Causey
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Delaware's At-large district
In office
March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1895
Preceded by John B. Penington
Succeeded by Jonathan S. Willis
Member of the Delaware Senate
In office
Personal details
Born (1841-09-19)September 19, 1841
Milford, Delaware
Died October 1, 1908(1908-10-01) (aged 67)
Milford, Delaware
Political party Democratic
Residence Milford, Delaware
Alma mater Pennsylvania Agricultural College
Profession farmer

John William Causey (September 19, 1841 – October 1, 1908) was an American lawyer and farmer from Milford, in Kent County, Delaware. He was a member of the Democratic Party, who served as United States Representative from Delaware.

Early life and family[edit]

Causey was born in Milford, Delaware, attended a private school, The Albany Academy in Albany, New York, and was graduated from the Pennsylvania Agricultural College.

Professional and political career[edit]

Throughout his life Causey engaged in agricultural pursuits, especially resuming them after political pursuits. He was also president of an insurance company. He was elected a member of the State Senate for 1875–1877 and was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1884. President Cleveland appointed him an internal-revenue collector for Delaware in 1885 and served until 1887. He was elected as a Democrat to the 52nd and 53rd Congress from March 4, 1891 until March 4, 1895, but was not a candidate for renomination in 1894.

Death and legacy[edit]

Causey died at Milford and is buried there in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.


Elections are held the first Tuesday after November 1. U.S. Representatives took office March 4 and have a two-year term.

Public Offices
Office Type Location Began office Ended office notes
State Senate Legislature Dover January 3, 1875 January 3, 1877
U.S. Representative Legislature Washington March 4, 1891 March 3, 1895
United States Congressional service
Dates Congress Chamber Majority President Committees Class/District
1891–1893 52nd U.S. House Democratic Benjamin Harrison at-large
1893–1895 53rd U.S. House Democratic Grover Cleveland at-large
Election results
Year Office Subject Party Votes % Opponent Party Votes %
1890 U.S. Representative John W. Causey Democratic 17,848 50% Henry P. Cannon Republican 17,180 49%
1892 U.S. Representative John W. Causey Democratic 17,848 51% Jonathan S. Willis Union Republican 18,080 49%

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
John B. Penington
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Delaware's at-large congressional district

1891 – 1895
Succeeded by
Jonathan S. Willis