Levi Casey (politician)

Levi Casey (* 1752 in South Carolina; † February 3, 1807 in Washington DC ) was an American politician. Between 1803 and 1807, he represented the state of South Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Both the exact date of birth and birth place of Levi Casey are unknown. He grew even during the British colonial period and then joined the American Revolution. During the Revolutionary War he served in the Continental Army. Later he became a brigadier general of state militia of South Carolina. In 1785, Casey became district judge in Newberry County.

Politically, Casey was a member of the Democratic-Republican Party of Thomas Jefferson. In the years 1781 and 1782 and again from 1800 to 1802 he sat in the Senate of South Carolina. In between, he was from 1786 to 1799 several times a deputy in the House of Representatives of the State. In 1802 he was selected in the sixth constituency of South Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, where he became the successor of Thomas Moore on March 4, 1803. Since he was confirmed in each case at the next elections, he could remain until his death in 1807 at the Congress. In this time fell by the President Jefferson incurred Louisiana Purchase and the adoption of the 12th Amendment.

In 1806, Casey was re-elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. But he could not take his beginning on March 4, 1807 new term of office, because he already died on February 3 this year. After a by-election from his position fell to Joseph Calhoun. Levi Casey was buried at the Congress Cemetery in Washington.