John Caskie

John Samuels Caskie ( born November 8, 1821 in Richmond, Virginia; † December 16, 1869 ) was an American politician. Between 1851 and 1859 he represented the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


John Caskie studied until 1842 at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville Jura. After qualifying as a lawyer, he began working in Richmond in this profession. Between 1842 and 1846, he worked as a prosecutor. Subsequently, he was from 1846 to 1849 Richter. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career.

In the congressional elections of 1850 Caskie was in the eighth constituency of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of James Alexander Seddon on March 4, 1851. After three re- elections, he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1859 four legislative sessions. These were shaped by the events leading up to the Civil War. Since 1853 Caskie represented as the successor of Thomas H. Averett the third district of his state. In 1858, he was not nominated by his party for re-election.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, he practiced as a lawyer again. He died on 16 December 1869 in his hometown of Richmond.