Levi Casey (politician)

General Levi Casey (c. 1752 – February 3, 1807) was a United States representative from South Carolina. He was born in the Province of South Carolina and served in the South Carolina militia during the American Revolutionary War. Son of Abner Casey, he served in the American Revolutionary War along with his step brothers, brother(s) and nephews. One of his stepbrothers, Benjamin Casey was killed in action at Camp Middlebrook, New Jersey. He married Elizabeth Duckett in 1775. He reached the rank of brigadier general in the South Carolina militia. After the war, he served as justice of Newberry County Court in 1785.

Levi Casey
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 6th district
In office
March 4, 1803 – February 3, 1807
Preceded byThomas Moore
Succeeded byJoseph Calhoun
Member of the South Carolina Senate
In office
In office
Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives
In office
In office
In office
Personal details
Bornc. 1752 (1752)
Province of South Carolina, British America
DiedFebruary 3, 1807(1807-02-03) (aged 54–55)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Resting placeCongressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
Political partyDemocratic-Republican
Military service
AllegianceUnited States
Branch/serviceSouth Carolina State Militia
RankContinental Army-Brigadier general 1780.svg Brigadier General
Battles/warsAmerican Revolutionary War

Casey was a member of the South Carolina Senate in 1781 and 1782 and 1800–1802 and a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives 1786–1788, 1792–1795 and 1798–1799. He was elected as a Republican to the Eighth and Ninth Congresses and served from March 4, 1803, until his death, before the close of the Ninth Congress. Prior to dying, he had been reelected to the Tenth Congress. He died in Washington, D.C., February 3, 1807 and was buried in the Congressional Cemetery.

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External linksEdit

  • United States Congress. "Levi Casey (id: C000226)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Levi Casey at Find a Grave
  • General Levi Casey Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Dallas, Texas
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 6th congressional district

Succeeded by