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date: 12 November 2019

Casey, Robertlocked

(09 January 1932–30 May 2000)
  • Edward L. Lach, Jr.

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Casey, Robert (09 January 1932–30 May 2000), attorney and governor, was born in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York, the son of Alphonsus L. Casey, attorney, and Marie Cummings Casey. Shortly after his birth, his family returned to their native town of Scranton, Pennsylvania, where his father practiced law, often representing working men against powerful moneyed interests; Casey later attributed his own political philosophy to his father's influence. After graduating from nearby Scranton Prep, he entered the College of Holy Cross on a basketball scholarship and graduated with an A.B. degree in 1953. Later that year he married Ellen Theresa Harding. The couple had eight children....

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