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Thomas Lincoln Casey, American army officer. member and engineer secretary Light House Board, 1906-1910.


Casey, Thomas Lincoln was born on February 19, 1857 in at West Point, New York, United States. Son of General Thomas Lincoln and Emma (Weir) Casey.


Brother of Edward Pearce C. Educated private schools, Washington and Sheffield Scientific School, Yale, class of 1877. Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1879.


Second Lieutenant corps of engrs., June 13, 1879. First lieutenant, June 17, 1881. Captain, July 23, 1888.

Major, July 5, 1898; lieutenant colonel, September 26, 1906. Colonel, September 21, 1909. In charge of defense of Hampton Roads, Virginia, during Spanish-American War, and at many stations in charge of works of river and harbor improvement.

Assistant astronomer, under Professor Newcomb, Transit of Venus expedition, Cape of Good Hope, 1882. Greer County Commission, Texas, 1886. Mississippi River Commission, 1902-1906, and numerous other special bds.

In charge of the United States engineering exhibit, St. Louis Exposition, 1904. Member and engineer secretary Light House Board, 1906-1910. Retired from active service, March 1, 1912.

Home: Washington, Distric.


Member and engineer secretary Light House Board, 1906-1910.


Married Laura Welsh, June 1, 1898.

General Thomas Lincoln Casey

Emma (Weir) Casey

Laura Welsh