John J. Casey
John J. Casey
05/26/1875 - 05/05/1929
CASEY, John Joseph, a Representative from Luzerne County; born in Wilkes-Barre Township, Luzerne County, Pa., May 26, 1875; coal miner; plumber; business agent, Building Trades Council of Wilkes-Barre; elected as a Union Labor candidate to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to the 1907 term; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1908); elected as a Democrat, United States Congress (1913-1917, 1919-1921, 1923-1925, 1927-1929); appointed, labor advisor and executive of the labor adjustment division, Emergency Fleet Corporation, United States Shipping Board (World War I); business agent, Plumbers and Steam Fitters’ Union (1925-1926); unsuccessful campaign for reelection, Congress (1916, 1920, 1924); died in the office of Congress, May 5, 1929 in Panama City, Panama; interred, St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.
United States. 71st Cong., 2d sess., 1929-1930. Memorial services held in the House of Representatives of the United States, together with remarks presented in eulogy of John J. Casey, late a Representative from Pennsylvania. Seventy-first Congress, second session. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1930
After 1 session(s) serving in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, John J. Casey went on to serve in congress