LTC Lawrence King Casey, Jr., AUS (Ret.), a native of Brookline, Massachusetts is the son of the late Lawrence King Casey and Alice Annette Boultbee from Maine. He grew up in Codman Square Dorchester, and Lexington, MA, graduating from Lexington High School. LTC Casey completed his undergraduate work at Bucknell University, where he received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. He later graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business with a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA).

At Bucknell University ROTC he was a Distinguished Military Graduate, the Commanding Officer Pershing Rifles Company M 5th Regiment, and a member of the sky diving team. He graduated from the Ordnance School, Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD, and the Air Defense Guided Missile School, Redstone Arsenal, AL. He graduated from the US Army Command and General Staff College (USAR School Beaumont, TX).

Additionally, LTC Casey served on active duty as Commanding Officer 226th Ordnance Detachment (Guided Missile General Support-NIKE) Korea, and the Facility Commander Combined Field Maintenance Shop (NIKE) Lincoln, RI. His reserve duty included tours with CONARC, and TRADOC, at Fort Monroe, VA; and with DARCOM at Fort Eustis, VA.

LTC Casey is now retired after 42 years in process control, and project management with ExxonMobil Chemical Company (a heritage Mobil employee). He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Texas. He has resided in Beaumont Texas the past 49 years, and owns the Lucky Shamrock Ranch, Fredericksburg, Texas, where he raises Angus Cattle.


  • Society of the Cincinnati in the State of Connecticut
  • General Society of the War of 1812 (Past President General)
  • National Society Sons of the American Revolution (Vice President of Texas Society, District 7) (Vice President)
  • Dutch Colonial Society (Patroon)
  • Hereditary Order Descendants Loyalists & Patriots American Revolution (Librarian General)
  • Plymouth Hereditary Society 1620-1691 (Governor General)
  • National Society Sons and Daughters of Antebellum Planters 1607-1861 (Advisory Council)
  • Order of the First Families of Maine 1604-1652 (President General)
  • Order of the First Families of New Hampshire 1622-1680 (Treasurer General)
  • Order of the Indian Wars of the United States (Treasurer)
  • Order of Descendants of the Ancient & Honorable Artillery Company (Deputy Governor General)
  • Descendants of Sheriffs & Constables of Colonial & Antebellum America (Deputy General)
  • Aztec Club of 1847 (Councilor)
  • Order of the Founders of North America 1492-1692 (Deputy Viscount General England)
  • General Society Sons of the Revolution (former President Texas Society)
  • General Society of Colonial Wars (former Governor Texas Society)
  • Royal Society of St George (former President Texas Branch)
  • Order of Founders and Patriots of America (former Governor Texas Society)
  • General Society of Mayflower Descendants (former Governor and Deputy Governor General of the Texas Society)
  • Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts
  • Society of the Order of the Southern Cross
  • Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States
  • Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
  • Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United State
  • Sons of Confederate Veterans
  • Piscataqua Pioneers
  • National Society Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims
  • National Society of Old Plymouth Colony Descendants
  • Military Order of the World Wars
  • Society of the Descendants of the Colonial Clergy
  • Military Order of the Stars and Bars
  • National Society Sons of American Colonists
  • Flagon and Trencher, Descendants of Colonial Tavern Keepers
  • Hereditary Order of Descendants of Loyalists and Patriots of the American Revolution
  • Order of Descendants of Colonial Physicians and Chirurgiens
  • Thomas Rogers Society
  • Son of a Witch
  • Hereditary Order of the First Families of Massachusetts
  • National Society Sons of Colonial New England
  • Hull Family Association
  • National Order of the Blue and the Gray
  • International Military Order of the Southern Cross
  • Sons and Daughters of the Colonial and Antebellum Bench and Bar
  • Order of the Second World War
  • Presidential Families of America
  • Winthrop Society, Descendants of the Great Migration
  • Hereditary Order of the Families of the Presidents and First Ladies of America
  • Guild of Colonial Artisans and Tradesmen 1607-1783
  • Registry of Famous and Infamous Relatives of American Families
  • National Society of Textile Workers of America
  • Order of the First Families of Vermont 1609-1791
  • Hereditary Order of Teachers
  • Descendants of Cape Cod and the Islands

Other Notes

Mr. Casey is a member of St Paul’s –Algonquin Lodge in Braintree, MA. He is a Past Worshipful Master of Beaumont Lodge #286, Texas. In the York Rite he presided over Beaumont Chapter #188 Royal Arch Masons, Beaumont Council #126 Royal and Select Masters, Beaumont Commandery #38 Knight Templars, Southeast Texas York Rite College #90, and San Felipe Conclave Red Cross of Constantine. He served as District Deputy in the Grand Lodge, Grand Chapter, and Grand Council of Texas. He was honored with the Order of the Purple Cross, and the Knight York Cross of Honor. He is currently serving as Recorder of San Felipe Conclave, and Representative of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts near the Grand Lodge of Texas.

In the Scottish Rite he presided over San Felipe Lodge of Perfection, Galveston Chapter of Rose Croix, Galveston Council Knights Kadosh, and Galveston Consistory. He is a member of the Royal Order of Scotland. He received the 33rd Degree Inspector General Honorary, 19 Nov 1975.

He is an Amateur Member in the United Country Western Dance Council, winning two Pro-Am World Championships in Nashville with Shawna Dysart of Houston, and one in Sweden with Lisa McIntyre of Calgary. He won an Irish Championship with Susan Kirklin of Austin.

He is an Amateur Member of the National Dance Council of America and currently competing in International Latin Pro-Am with Milana Pliner of Houston. He has competed in New York, California, Nevada, Florida, and Texas, winning several Championships.

He also holds membership in the Ferrari Club of America (F-458 Spider and 612 Scaglietti), the Beaumont Country Club, the Country Music Association Nashville (Drummer), Ima Hogg Ceramic Circle Houston (past Treasurer)(expertise in English Wedgwood and Irish Belleek), the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels by Governor Paul E Patton, Honorary Admiral in the Texas Navy by Governor Rick Perry, Honorary Tennessean by Governor Bill Haslam, the Military Officer’s Association of America, and life membership in the New England Historic Genealogical Society.

Mr. Casey has been granted Irish arms by the Chief Herald of Ireland. The Arms are registered with the NEHGS Heraldry Committee and the Armorial Register #330.

  • Registered: The International Register of Arms, 1st June 2015. Registration No. 0330 (Vol.2)
  • Arms: Per fess embattled Or and Vert a crane in his vigilance counterchanged.
  • Crest: A distillatory Or the fire proper.
  • Motto:
    • above the shield: Tairgeann Dua Sean Agus Fad Saoil.
    • below the shield: Tairgeann Dua Rath
  • Badge 1: Enfiling a sprig of laurel Proper an ancient crown Or.
  • Badge 2: A polled bull rampant Or ringed Gules.
  • Badge 3: An eagle with two heads facing to the dexter wings overture Or.
  • Grant: The Chief Herald of Ireland, Volume Aa, Folio 64, Dublin Ireland, 30th March 2015.

During the petition process, the heraldic design was done by Micheal Comain, and the art by Philip Mackey, both of the Office of the Chief Herald of Ireland, Colette O' Flaherty.

The field of the shield is parted per fess embattled to reflect Lieutenant Commander Casey's military career. The single charge is a very exact reference to his name. Casey/O'Casey/Cathasaigh which derives from cathasach meaning "watchful".

The crane, in legend, stands holding a rock in one foot so that should he sleep the rock will fall and wake him. He is, then, the symbol of watchfulness and is known heraldically as a crane in his vigilance.

The armiger's eligibility to bear Irish arms is based on his dual Irish citizenship and lineal descent from his father Lawrence King Casey of Portland in the State of Maine (USA), the grandson of William Henry Casey of Cahirciveen in the county of Kerry, and his great-grandfather Daniel Casey (1833-1936) of Cahirciveen in the county of Kerry.

The crest is a distillatory - in everyday language, a still and alludes to the chemical engineering familiar in Ireland.

Above the shield is the motto Tairgeann Dua Sean Agus Fad Saoil (Hard work produces prosperity/blessing and a long life), and beneath the shield Tairgeann dua rath (Hard work produces good fortune). These mottoes are based on a statement by great grandfather Daniel Casey of Cahirciveen, who became at the time Irelands oldest farmer, and when asked what he contributed his longevity he replied "hard work in the open air".

The armiger possesses three badges, the first: Enfiling a sprig of laurel Proper an ancient crown Or represents the families of Lawrence/Laurence and King.

The surname Lawrence or Laurence derives from laurel, so the armiger chose sprig of laurel enfiled by (passing through) an ancient crown representing the name of King. A reminder of the armiger’s paternal great grandmother Anastasia Lawrence of county Kilkenny, and great grandfather Patrick King of county Clare.