Thomas Lincoln Casey Jr.

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Thomas Lincoln Casey Jr.
Born February 19, 1857
West Point, New York
Died February 6, 1925 (1925-02-07) (aged 67)
Washington, D.C.
Nationality United States
Citizenship United States
Alma mater United States Military Academy
Scientific career
Fields Entomology, Astronomy
Institutions United States Army
Author abbrev. (zoology) Casey

Thomas Lincoln Casey (February 19, 1857 – February 6, 1925) was an American entomologist noted for his work on coleoptera. He was the son of General Thomas Lincoln Casey (1831–1896).

Military History[edit]

Casey was born in West Point, New York and followed in his father's footsteps and attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. He entered the Academy in 1875 and graduated second in his class in 1879 when he was commissioned a 2nd lieutenant in the Corps of Engineers.[1]

He was promoted to 1st lieutenant in June 1881 and to captain in July 1888. In July 1898 he was promoted to major and placed in charge of Mississippi river improvements at St. Louis, Missouri.

In 1906 he was promoted to lieutenant colonel. In 1909 he was promoted to colonel and assigned as engineer secretary to the Lighthouse Board.

Colonel Casey retired from the army on November 1, 1912.[2]

Post Military[edit]

He published numerous scientific papers on that subject and a monograph, Memoirs on the Coleoptera (1910–1924).[3] He was also known for contributions to astronomy.[4]


Coleopterological works:

Malacological work:


  1. ^ United States Army Corps of Engineers-Thomas Lincoln Casey, Jr.
  2. ^ George Washington Cullum (1920). Biographical register of the officers and Graduates U.S. Military Academy. 
  3. ^ Brett Ratcliffe (2007) Univ. Nebraska, Lincoln, Scarab workers--accessed 20 March 2007
  4. ^ R.G. Aitken (1925). Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Vol. 37, No. 219, p.265 (PDF)

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