JEFFERSON COUNTY ILLINOIS
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Judge T. S. CASEY

Judge T. S. CASEY was another Jefferson county product-a son
of Governor CASEY. He was educated at McKendree College, and after securing
the degree of Master of Arts, studied law with Hugh MONTGOMERY, and in
1854 was admitted to the bar. Elected State's Attorney in 1860 and re-elected
in 1864. In 1862 he entered the United States army as colonel of the One
Hundred and Tenth Illinois volunteer Infantry. He participated in the battles
of Perryville, Stone River and several minor conflicts. On his return home
he resumed his professional labors, discharging the duties of Prosecuting
Attorney until 1868. In 1870 he was elected to the Legislature and in 1872
to the State Senate, where his noted father had served years before. In
1879 he was elected Circuit Judge and assigned to duty on the Appellate
Bench. In politics he was always a hard-shell Democrat. He married Miss
Matilda MORAN, of Springfield, and died in 1890.

Source: Walls History Of Jefferson County, Il 1900
Submitted by: Submitted by Misty Flannigan
Dec 15, 1997

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