WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) issued the following statement today on the death of former legislator Thomas Alcade Casey. Sen. Kennedy and Casey served in the Roemer administration together.
“Tom was one of the kindest and most decent people I have ever known, in or out of politics. I worked with Tom in my first job in government with Gov. Buddy Roemer. Tom was Executive Counsel, and I was Special Counsel. He was very patient with me and taught me a lot. Thinking of Tom with his meticulous notes on his assortment of legal pads and his consistent good humor makes me smile. Tom loved the law, loved his state, loved his city, and, especially, loved his family. He also loved his church. He was the consummate gentleman. If Tom’s not in Heaven — and I believe he is — the rest of us don’t have a chance.”