Bob Casey Sr.
Casey campaigning in Pittsburgh, 1986
|42nd Governor of Pennsylvania|
January 20, 1987 – January 17, 1995
|Preceded by||Dick Thornburgh|
|Succeeded by||Tom Ridge|
|45th Auditor General of Pennsylvania|
January 18, 1969 – January 21, 1977
|Governor||Raymond P. Shafer
|Preceded by||Grace M. Sloan|
|Succeeded by||Al Benedict|
|Member of the Pennsylvania Senate
from the 22nd district
January 1, 1963 – November 30, 1968
|Preceded by||Hugh J. McMenamin|
|Succeeded by||Arthur Piasecki|
Robert Patrick Casey
January 9, 1932
Jackson Heights, Queens, New York, U.S.
|Died||May 30, 2000
Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Resting place||Saint Catherine's Cemetery, Moscow, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|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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Governor Casey with Congressman John Murtha.
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