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Joseph Edward Casey (December 27, 1898 – September 1, 1980) was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. Born in Clinton, he attended the public schools, served as a private in the United States Army at Fort Lee, Virginia in 1918, and graduated from the Boston University School of Law in 1920. He was admitted to the bar that year and commenced practice in Clinton. He was a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1924, 1932, 1936, 1940, and 1944, and was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fourth and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1935 to January 3, 1943). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1942 to the Seventy-eighth Congress and was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate. He resumed the practice of law in Boston and in Washington, D.C., where he resided until his death. Interment was in Arlington National Cemetery, Section 1, Lot 761-B.

Joseph E. Casey
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 3rd district
In office
January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1943
Preceded byFrank H. Foss
Succeeded byPhilip J. Philbin
Personal details
Joseph Edward Casey

(1898-12-27)December 27, 1898
Clinton, Massachusetts
DiedSeptember 1, 1980(1980-09-01) (aged 81)
Washington, D.C.
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materBoston University School of Law
Military service
Allegiance United States of America
Branch/serviceFlag of the United States Army (unofficial proportions).svg United States Army
Years of service1918

His son is novelist John Casey. His daughter Jane Dudley Casey was the first wife of Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, who later became President of Peru from 2016 to 2018. His granddaughter is journalist and writer Alex Kuczynski.

See alsoEdit


  • United States Congress. "Joseph E. Casey (id: C000225)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Joseph E. Casey at Find a Grave

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Frank H. Foss
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 3rd congressional district

January 3, 1935-January 3, 1943
Succeeded by
Philip J. Philbin