John Samuels Caskie (November 8, 1821 – December 16, 1869) was a nineteenth-century congressman, lawyer and judge from Virginia.

John Samuels Caskie
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1859
Preceded byThomas H. Averett
Succeeded byDaniel C. DeJarnette
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 6th district
In office
March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1853
Preceded byJames Seddon
Succeeded byPaulus Powell
Personal details
BornNovember 8, 1821
Richmond, Virginia
DiedDecember 16, 1869(1869-12-16) (aged 48)
Richmond, Virginia
Resting placeHollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materUniversity of Virginia


Born in Richmond, Virginia, Caskie graduated from the University of Virginia in 1842, studied law and was admitted to the bar in around 1842, commencing practice in Richmond. He was the prosecuting attorney of Richmond from 1842 to 1846 and judge of the Richmond and Henrico circuits from 1846 to 1849.[citation needed]

Caskie was elected a Democrat to the United States House of Representatives in 1850, serving from 1851 to 1859. After being unsuccessful for reelection in 1858, he resumed practicing law until his death in Richmond, Virginia on December 16, 1869. He was interred there in Hollywood Cemetery.[citation needed]


  • 1851; Caskie was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives with 54.49% of the vote, defeating Whig John Minor Botts.
  • 1853; Caskie was re-elected with 54.89% of the vote, defeating Whig Clayton G. Coleman.
  • 1855; Caskie was re-elected with 52.12% of the vote, defeating American William C. Scott.
  • 1857; Caskie was re-elected 63.72% of the vote, defeating American A. Judson Crane.
  • 1859; Caskie was defeated for re-election.

External linksEdit

  • United States Congress. "John Caskie (id: C000231)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 6th congressional district

Succeeded by
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 3rd congressional district

Succeeded by