CASEY, Robert Randolph, a Representative from Texas; born in Joplin, Jasper County, Mo.,
July 27, 1915; moved with his parents to Houston, Tex., in 1930 and graduated
from San Jacinto High School; student at the University of Houston, also the
South Texas School of Law 1934-1940; was admitted to the Texas bar in 1940 and
commenced the practice of law in Alvin, Tex.; served as city attorney of Alvin,
Tex., in 1942 and 1943; member of the school board; in 1943 returned to Houston
as an assistant district attorney in Harris County in charge of the civil
department; in 1948 was elected to the State house of representatives and
served in the regular and special sessions of the fifty-first legislature;
elected county judge of Harris County in 1950, 1952, and again in 1954 for a
four-year term; member of board of regents of the South Texas College of Law,
board of directors of the Speech and Hearing Center, and director of the South
Texas Law Journal, Inc.; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-sixth and to the
eight succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1959, until his
resignation January 22, 1976, to become a Commissioner on the Federal Maritime
Commission; was a resident of Houston, Tex.; died in Houston April 17, 1986;
interment Memorial Oaks Cemetery, Houston, Tex.
BibliographyRalph Nader Congress Project.
Citizens Look at Congress: Bob Casey, Democratic Representative from
Texas. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.