|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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