- Born: 29th August 1980 (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)
- Died: 17th June 1976
Following War Service from 1914-1919, Richard Casey returned to a career first in Mining, then in Politics. Then followed Casey's first period as Minister-in-Charge of the CSIR - standards and testing, lubricants and bearings, America and the Middle East, Bengal and India. The CSIR became the CSIRO - seeing post-war growth, Mixomytosis, Radio Astronomy and the Parkes Radio Telescope, the Phytotron, the Neurological Foundation, the United Nations and International co-operation in science. Amongst other international activities was Casey's role as Governor General of the Australian Academy of Science.