March 23, 2010

Robert Rudolph "Bob" Casey

   Robert Randolph "Bob" Casey, United States Congressman, was born in Joplin, Missouri on July 27, 1915. His family moved to Houston, Texas while he was a teenager. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Houston and doctorate from the South Texas College of Law. In 1940, he was admitted to the bar and set up a private practice in Alvin, Texas. Two years later, he became the city attorney. In 1943, Casey returned to Houston to become Harris County's assistant district attorney.

   He first ran for office in 1948 when he was able to earn a seat in the Texas House of Representatives, but he chose not to run for reelection and spent the next eight years as a Harris County Judge. Casey was elected to the United States House in 1958 in the newly created 22nd district, serving as a member of the House Committee on Government Reform and the Committee on the Post Office and the Civil Service. In 1976, he left the House after his appointment to the Federal Maritime Commission by President Gerald R. Ford. He later returned to the practice of law for several years prior to his death in Houston on April 17, 1986. He was buried at Memorial Oaks Cemetery in Houston.

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Memorial Oaks Cemetery

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