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Thomas Casady

bishop

The Right Reverend Thomas Casady was the third missionary bishop of Oklahoma and the first diocesan bishop of the Diocese of Oklahoma of the Episcopal Church, USA.

Background

Casady, Thomas was born on June 6, 1881 in Des Moines, Iowa, United States. Son of Simon and Sarah Conarroe (Griffiths) Casady.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, State University Iowa, 1902. Student General Theological Seminary, New York City, 1903-1906.

Career

In 1903 he entered General Theological Seminary. After he became bishop he received an honorary doctorate of sacred theology from General Seminary and an honorary doctorate of divinity from The University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee. He was ordained deacon in June 1906 and priest in February 1907.

They had six children. Casady was consecrated bishop on October 2, 1927, at All Saints' Church, Omaha, Nebraska. When the Diocese of Oklahoma was formed in 1937, Casady became its first diocesan bishop.

The Casady School was founded by Bishop Casady and the Diocese of Oklahoma in 1947. Theodore Nevin Morrison, 3rd bishop of Iowa\r\nGeorge Allan Beecher, 2nd bishop of Kearney (The Platte).

Membership

Member Sigma Chi.; Mason.

Connections

Married Frances Le Baron Kasson, June 27, 1906. Children: Phineas McCray, Simon, Thomas, Junior.

father:
Simon Casady

mother:
Sarah Conarroe (Griffiths) Casady

spouse:
Frances Le Baron Kasson

child:
Jr Casady

child:
Thomas Casady

child:
Phineas McCray Casady

child:
Simon Casady