John Keegan Casey
John Keegan "Leo" Casey, known as the Poet of the Fenians, was an Irish poet and republican, famous as the writer of the song "The Rising of the Moon" and as one of the central figures in the Fenian Rising of 1867. He was imprisoned by the English and died on St. Patrick's Day in 1870, he was born in Mount Dalton, County Westmeath to a teacher during the height of the Great Hunger of 1846. Eight years he moved to Gurteen, near Ballymahon in County Longford, when his father was given the post of head master at the local school. Casey's work would come to be associated with Ballymahon; as a teenager he was expected to follow him into teaching. It was at this time, reputedly at the age of fifteen, that he wrote his best-known song, "The Rising of the Moon", which commemorates the Irish Rebellion of 1798. Following the increasing popularity of his songs and ballads at nationalist gatherings, he moved to Dublin in the 1860s and became active in the Fenian movement, he was a major contributor to The Nation newspaper, for which he assumed his pen-name of'Leo'.
In 1866, at the age of 20, he published a collection of poems, entitled A Wreath of Shamrocks. The further fame engendered by the success of the book led him to be sought after as a speaker; when the uprising failed, he was imprisoned without trial for eight months in Mountjoy Prison. Casey was released on the understanding. However, he chose to stay on in Summerhill, Dublin in disguise, living as a Quaker and continuing to write and publish in secret, he married Mary Josephine Briscoe in January 1868 and she bore a son Michael, who died shortly after birth in October 1869. His health had been broken by the treatment, he fell from a cab on or near O’Connell Bridge in the centre of Dublin in 1870. He died from his injuries. Following his death, on St. Patrick's Day in 1870, he was buried in Glasnevin Cemetery; the newspapers reported that between fifty and one hundred thousand mourners walked in his funeral procession. Tell me Shawn O'Farrell: the life and works of John Keegan Casey, by Sean Cahill and Jimmy Casey.
John Casey (mathematician)
John Casey was a respected Irish geometer. He is most famous for Casey's theorem on a circle, tangent to four other circles, an extension of the problem of Apollonius. However, he contributed several novel perspectives on Euclidean geometry, he and Émile Lemoine are considered to be the co-founders of the modern geometry of the circle and the triangle. He was born in Kilbehenny, Limerick and educated locally at Mitchelstown, before becoming a teacher under the Board of National Education, he became headmaster of the Central Model Schools in Kilkenny City. He subsequently entered Trinity College in 1858, where he was elected a Scholar in 1861 and was awarded the degree of BA in 1862, he was Mathematics Master at Kingston School, Professor of Higher Mathematics and Mathematical Physics at the newly founded Catholic University of Ireland and Lecturer in Mathematics at University College, Dublin. In 1869, Casey was awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws by Dublin University, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in June, 1875.
He was elected to the Royal Irish Academy and in 1880 became a member of its council. In 1878 the Academy conferred upon him the much coveted Cunningham Gold Medal, his work was acknowledged by the Norwegian Government, among others. He was elected a member of the Societe Mathematique de France in 1884 and received the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws from the Royal University of Ireland in 1885. 1880: On Cubic Transformations 1881: On Cyclides and Sphero-quartics, from Internet Archive 1882: The First Six Books of the Elements of Euclid, link from Project Gutenberg 1885: A Treatise on the Analytic Geometry of the Point, Line and Conic Sections, Second edition, 1893, links from Internet Archive 1886 A Sequel to the First Six Books of Euclid, 4th edition, link from Internet Archive 1886: A Treatise on Elementary Trigonometry 1888: A Treatise on Plane Trigonometry containing an account of the Hyperbolic Functions 1889: A Treatise on Spherical Geometry, link from Internet Archive Irish Monthly, XIX, 106, 152 Proc.
Royal Society, XLIX, 30, p. xxiv. Carlyle, Edward Irving. "Casey, John". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1913 Catholic Encyclopedia article on John Casey "James Maher, Chief of the Comeraghs, Mullinahone, 1957, pp 295–299. MacTutor History of Mathematics Works by John Casey at Project Gutenberg Works by or about John Casey at Internet Archive
John David Kasay is a former American football kicker in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the fourth round of the 1991 NFL Draft, he played for the Carolina Panthers and New Orleans Saints. He played college football at Georgia. Kasay attended Clarke Central High School in Athens, where he was a soccer standout and football kicker/punter, he was an all-state selection including a 54-yarder. Kasay was a four-year letterman at the University of Georgia, he finished his college career fifth on the school's career kick scoring list with 217 points, converting 46-of-65 field goals and 79-of-82 extra points. Kasay graduated from Georgia in 1991 with a degree in journalism. Kasay was drafted in the fourth round in 1991 by the Seattle Seahawks. During his tenure, he led the Seahawks in scoring all four years, left the team with the highest field goal percentage in team history; the Panthers signed him as a free agent prior to the team's debut in the 1995 season. He played for the Panthers in 15 seasons, but missed the whole 2000 season after breaking his left kneecap in August.
Super Bowl XXXVIII was bittersweet for Kasay. Although he converted a 50-yard field goal and made both extra points, his final kickoff went out of bounds, incurring an illegal procedure penalty that placed the ball on the 40; this assisted the New England Patriots on their drive for the winning field goal. Kasay continued to play for the Panthers through the 2010 season. On July 28, 2011, he was released by Carolina, he was the last remaining player left from the Panthers' 1995 inaugural season. The New Orleans Saints signed Kasay on August 30, 2011 after an injury to their starting kicker Garrett Hartley during a preseason game. According to Al Michaels during the Thursday Night Football broadcast against the Green Bay Packers on September 8, 2011, Kasay was at a "back-to-school" event when he received a phone call from the Saints wishing to sign him. Kasay played out the 2011 season in New Orleans, was re-signed through the 2012 NFL season by Saints on April 26, 2012. However, he was released by the Saints on August 2012 with the return of Hartley.
On May 7, 2013, the Panthers announced that Kasay would sign a one-day contract and retire as a Panther. The Panthers held a press conference at Bank of America Stadium that day to honor Kasay. Kasay will be eligible for induction in the team's Ring of Honor five years after his retirement. Career high/best bolded Kasay held the record for most field goals in a single season with 37 in 1996, he was awarded his only Pro Bowl appearance as a result; this has been surpassed by Olindo Mare, Neil Rackers, David Akers. Kasay holds many NFL records as a placekicker, he is second all-time for field goals made from 50+ yards made behind only Jason Hanson and is the only player to convert on four field goals from 46+ yards in a single game. Kasay hit his 400th field goal on December 2009 in a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he is only the 7th player in NFL history to accomplish that. Kasay is the longest tenured player to play for the Panthers; as of 2017's NFL off-season, John Kasay held at least 9 Panthers franchise records, including: Extra Points: career, playoffs Field Goals: career, game, playoff season, playoff game Points: as of September 8, 2017 he is the all-time scoring leader for the Carolina Panthers with 1,482 points.
Kasay is a Christian. He served as the athletic director for the Charlotte Christian School after retiring from football and is working to publish a biography. Current statistics Biography on Panthers.com Media related to John Kasay at Wikimedia Commons
John Casey (Australian convict)
John Casey was an Irish rebel, caught and tried in 1824 and transported to Australia in 1826. He won his freedom by helping capture the bushranger, John Tennant, in 1828 and became one of the early pioneers of the Gundaroo district. John Casey came from Loughmoe in County Tipperary. In 1824 he was convicted at Cashel of insurrection and seems to have been involved in the disturbances of the ‘Whiteboys’, fighting for the rights of tenant farmers in the rural areas. Casey was transported to Australia and arrived in Sydney in January 1826 aboard the convict transport, Sir Godfrey Webster. In the colony of New South Wales, he was allocated to a family on the newly opened Goulburn plains and worked as a bullocky. During these early years in Australia, Casey’s wife and infant children died in Ireland. Casey was allocated to Joshua Moore, who had a farm at Liverpool and a new land grant called Canberry Station in the district, to become Canberra. Moore was the first European landholder in the area. Casey worked as a bullocky at both the Moore stations.
In 1828, Canberra’s first bushranger, John Tennant, an escaped convict known as a ‘bolter’, was ravaging the district with his gang. They stole from local travellers and homesteads. Local overseer, James Ainslie, organized a party to capture Tennant; the colonial authorities advertised ‘tickets of leave’ for any convicts willing to assist in Tennant’s capture. Casey volunteered, he knew his knowledge of the region would be critical to the party's success. After a bloody shoot-out and his partner,'Dublin Jack' Rix, were wounded and transported to Sydney, where they were tried and sent to Norfolk Island. Casey was granted a ticket of leave. John Casey met Caroline Purcell, at Moore's Liverpool station. Purcell was a convict, she had been working at Moore’s station as a domestic servant. The couple received permission to marry in 1832 and were allowed to set up an independent life for themselves at Tallagandra, near Gundaroo, they prospered in the district as small farmers. Three of the Casey sons continued with their father’s bullock team and became the main carters of the district.
John Casey is buried in the Gundaroo Catholic Cemetery. List of convicts transported to Australia
John J. Casey
John Joseph Casey was a Democratic member of the U. S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania. John J. Casey was born in Pennsylvania, he was an early union organizer and a member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from 1907 to 1909. Casey was born in the Georgetown section of Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania in 1875 - the oldest son of an Irish immigrant family. At the age of seven, his father, Andrew Casey, died in a mining accident in the Wilkes-Barre Coal Mines. In accordance with company policy, the oldest son of a miner was required to take his father's place in the mine if his family was to retain their home and company credit; the mining companies owned the miners' homes and paid the miners with company credit rather than money. In 1883 at the age of eight, Casey was a breaker boy in Plymouth, responsible for breaking the slag off of coal fragments as they were excavated from the mine. By the age of 12 he was a ` mule skinner', charged with dragging the mules out of the mines.
According to his grandson, Terry W. Casey: "he used to speak about his excitement towards days with the occasional noontime break, which could last an hour in length; that was until he realized why they had the breaks - which were used as time to remove bodies of dead miners from the work zone, as had been done to his father." His harrowing experience in the coal mines of the 1880s and 90s would have a profound impact on his career both as a union organizer and a Congressman. In 1900 the United Mine Workers President John Mitchell visited the Pennsylvania anthracite region and Casey made a name for himself as a union organizer, his work with big labor allowed him to enter into the political arena. Running on the Labor Party ticket, in 1906 Casey was elected to the Pennsylvania State Legislature. In the 1912 general election, Casey scored the first of what would be six congressional victories over the next twenty years. Casey was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third and Sixty-fourth Congresses, but was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1916.
He was appointed a member of the advisory council to the United States Secretary of Labor in 1918, appointed labor advisor and executive of the labor adjustment division for the Emergency Fleet Corporation, United States Shipping Board, during the First World War. The early 1920s was a lonely place to be for a pro labor candidate in what was a republican dominated region, he was again elected to the Sixty-sixth Congress, but was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1920. Again elected to the Sixty-eighth Congress, but an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1924. After this defeat he worked as a business agent for the Steam Fitters' Union, he was elected to the Seventieth and Seventy-first Congresses and served until his death at Balboa, Panama Canal Zone. During his political career Casey espoused the views of organized labor and was aggressive in educating both his colleagues and the general public about the issues pertaining to safe working conditions for miners and collective bargaining for unions.
Additionally he staunchly opposed several acts of anti-immigration legislation targeting immigrants from eastern and southern Europe. In short, Casey's career was characterized in championing the poorer classes of society; this populist stance resulted, in some instances, with endorsements from one or both of the major parties while running on the labor ticket. Throughout his life Casey struggled with high blood pressure in a time when there were no medications to control this. A health related Caribbean vacation ended on May 5, 1929 when the 53-year-old Congressman suffered a stroke and died, his funeral took place nine days in his home town of Wilkes Barre PA, where 20,000 people lined the streets to show their affection for the late congressman. Casey is Interred in St. Mary's Cemetery in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. On his tombstone there are two titles engraved. One is'United States Congressman', but above that title is emblazoned'Labor Man', a symbolic gesture of his dedication to ideals over his personal position.
Casey was survived by nine of his eleven children. He ensured that none of these children worked in a mine, with several of his sons attending both West Point and Annapolis. Accounts of Casey characterize him by his gregarious personality, his bright red hair and tremendous physical stature. Without doubt he is another of many stories of the American dream, born into poverty but in command of his own destiny, it was reported. The Congressman was reputed to split desktops in half with a blow that could only be produced by the 6'5", 250 lb Irish miner. During his tenure as a union organizer, Casey on many occasions, was pursued by private detective organizations, including the Pinkerton National Detective Agency, private company owned police forces in an attempt to deter him from unionizing several industries. In the 1890s Labor organizing was a criminal offense punishable by imprisonment, assuming the organizers weren't'inadvertently' killed during apprehension; as a young boy, Casey would go leave for work at 6 am.
He would enter the Wilkes Barre mine shaft, walk beneath the Susquehanna River, surface in the Plymouth shaft to report in as a breaker boy. List of United States Congress members who died in office United States Congress. "John J. Casey". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress; the Political Graveyard The Wilkes Barre Times Leader The Times Leader Archives