LEWIS F. CASEY was another Jefferson county boy struggling up
to manhood. He read law with R. F. WINGATE, and was admitted to the bar
in 1845; went to the Legislature in 1846 and voted for S. A. DOUGLAS for
Senator. For two years he was a law partner of Judge BREEZE. In 1852 he
moved to Texas and was elected Prosecuting Attorney and made financial
agent of the state. In 1861 he was sent to the Texas Senate, the one that
passed the ordinance of secession; voted for WIGFALL for Senator of the
Confederate states, and of course for Jeff DAVIS for President of the same.
He returned to Illinois in 1866 and located at Centralia for the practice
of law. He and Captain S. L. DWIGHT had an extensive practice, until he
died and Captain DWIGHT was elevated to the Circuit Bench. He was
a son of Green P., a nephew and son-in-law of Governor Zadok CASEY.

Source: Walls History Of Jefferson County, Il 1909
Submitted by: Submitted by Misty Flannigan Dec 15, 1997

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