CASE, Walter, (1776 - 1859)


CASE, Walter, a Representative from New York; born in Pleasant Valley, Dutchess County, N.Y., in 1776; educated by private tutors; attended Newburgh Academy, and was graduated from Union College, Schenectady, N.Y., in 1799; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1802 and commenced practice in Newburgh; elected as a Republican to the Sixteenth Congress (March 4, 1819-March 3, 1821); affiliated with the Whig Party after its formation; resumed the practice of law; moved to New York City in 1844 and continued the practice of law until 1848, when he retired; died in Fishkill, Dutchess County, N.Y., October 7, 1859; interment in Fishkill Rural Cemetery.