Thomas J. Cason
Early life and career
Born near Brownsville, Indiana, Cason moved to Boone County with his parents, who settled on a farm near Thorntown in 1832. He attended the common schools, and taught school in Boone County for several years. He studied law in Crawfordsville, Indiana to gain admission to the bar in 1850, commencing practice in Lebanon, Indiana.
Early political career
He served as member of the Indiana House of Representatives from 1861 to 1864, and of the Indiana State Senate from 1864 to 1867. In April 1867, Governor Conrad Baker appointed Cason to be a common pleas judge of Boone County, to which office he was subsequently elected in October 1867 for a term of four years. He declined reelection in 1871, and resumed the practice of law.
Later career and death
After leaving office, he resumed the practice of law in Lebanon, Indiana.
- United States Congress. "Thomas J. Cason (id: C000232)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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