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Bob Casey Sr.
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Casey campaigning in Pittsburgh, 1986
42nd Governor of Pennsylvania
In office
January 20, 1987 – January 17, 1995
Lieutenant Mark Singel
Preceded by Dick Thornburgh
Succeeded by Tom Ridge
45th Auditor General of Pennsylvania
In office
January 18, 1969 – January 21, 1977
Governor Raymond P. Shafer
Milton Shapp
Preceded by Grace M. Sloan
Succeeded by Al Benedict
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate
from the 22nd district
In office
January 1, 1963 – November 30, 1968
Preceded by Hugh J. McMenamin
Succeeded by Arthur Piasecki
Personal details
Born
Robert Patrick Casey

(1932-01-09)January 9, 1932
Jackson Heights, Queens, New York, U.S.
Died May 30, 2000(2000-05-30) (aged 68)
Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Resting place Saint Catherine's Cemetery, Moscow, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Ellen Harding Casey
Children 8, including Bob Jr.
Alma mater College of the Holy Cross (BA)
George Washington University (JD)

Robert Patrick Casey Sr. (January 9, 1932 – May 30, 2000) was an American lawyer and politician from Pennsylvania. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as the 42nd Governor of Pennsylvania from 1987-95. He previously served as a state senator (1963–68) and Auditor General of Pennsylvania (1969–77).

Casey was best known for leading the pro-life wing of the Democratic Party, taking the lead in fighting Planned Parenthood v. Casey, a major Supreme Court case that upheld almost all the prohibitions on abortion that Casey signed into law. He championed unions, believed in government as a beneficent force, and supported gun rights.

His son, Bob Casey Jr., has also served as Auditor General. He went on to serve as Pennsylvania Treasurer and is the senior United States Senator from Pennsylvania, most recently re-elected for a third six-year term in 2018.

Casey died at the age of 68 from a rare disease called amyloidosis in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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