Case Broderick

Case Broderick (September 23, 1839 – April 1, 1920) was a politician and U.S. Representative from Kansas. He was a cousin of David Colbreth Broderick, of Washington, DC; New York, and California; and Andrew Kennedy of California, who also became national politicians.

Case Broderick
Case Broderick (Kansas Congressman).jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kansas's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1899
Preceded byEdmund N. Morrill
Succeeded byCharles Curtis
Member of the Kansas House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
BornSeptember 23, 1839
Marion, Indiana
DiedApril 1, 1920(1920-04-01) (aged 80)
Holton, Kansas
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Mary Ann Ewbank
ChildrenWilliam Lincoln b. 1861, Charles Frank b. 1863, Rebecca Ann "Annie" b. 1864, Sarah Jane "Jennie" b. 1866, Frank C. b. 1869, Frances M. b. 1872[1]
ResidenceHolton, Jackson County, Kansas

Early life, education and marriageEdit

Case Broderick was born in 1839 near Marion, Indiana, a son of Samuel Broderick and Mary (Snider or Snyder) Broderick.[2] Broderick attended the common schools in Indiana.[2]

He moved at age 19 to Holton, Kansas, in 1858 and engaged in agricultural pursuits.[2] Case Broderick married Mary A. Ewbank on August 23, 1860 in Jackson County, Kansas Territory.[3] Mary was born in Dearborn County in Southeast Indiana, May 12, 1831.[4]

During the Civil War, Broderick enlisted as a private in the Kansas 2nd Light Artillery Battery 27 May 1863 and was mustered out at Leavenworth 11 August 1865.[5]

He studied law with an established firm and was admitted to the bar in 1870, starting his practice in Holton, Kansas.[2] He joined the Republican Party was elected as mayor of Holton in 1874 and 1875. He served as prosecuting attorney of Jackson County from 1876-1880.

Political careerEdit

Broderick was elected to two terms in the Kansas Senate, serving 1880-1884.

In March 1884 he was appointed by President Chester A. Arthur as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the Territory of Idaho and moved to Boise City, Idaho. He served until the fall of 1888, when he returned to Holton, Kansas, and resumed the practice of law. His wife, Mary, died November 13, 1888.[1]

Broderick family home in Holton, Kansas.

Broderick was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-second and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1899).

He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1898. He again engaged in the practice of law in Holton, Kansas. Retiring from the practice of law, he devoted his time to farming and livestock interests. He died in Holton, April 1, 1920. He was interred in Holton Cemetery.


  1. ^ a b Ronald R. Hall, M.D. (1999), John and Ann Ewbank Family, p.399.
  2. ^ a b c d Blackmar, Frank W. (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History. I. Chicago, IL: Standard Publishing Company. pp. 234–235 – via Internet Archive.
  3. ^ Jackson County Territorial Marriages, p. 91, at Kansas Historical Society Library as transcribed to
  4. ^ Ronald R. Hall, M.D. (1999), John and Ann Ewbank Family, p. 399.
  5. ^ Historical Data Systems, comp.. U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2009. Original data: Data compiled by Historical Data Systems of Kingston, MA...Sources: Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kansas...Copyright 1997-2009 Historical Data Systems, Inc. PO Box 35, Duxbury, MA 02331" as transcribed to
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kansas's 1st congressional district

1891 – 1899
Succeeded by

  This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website