John J. Casserly

  • Spring 1985

John J. Casserly is an editorial writer and weekly columnist for The Arizona Republic. Mr. Casserly began his career in journalism before college graduation and began with INS. In 1958 he was named the INS Bureau Chief of Hearst Headline Service in Rome, Italy. Afterward, Mr. Casserly was named Bureau Chief of ABC News Rome-Mediterranean office, covering North Africa, the Middle East, Africa and Europe. He left ABC in 1968 and became a speechwriter to top executives of the Ford Motor Company. After two years, he became Director of Public Information for the U.S. Census Bureau. Mr. Casserly then joined the White House staff as Presidential speechwriter when Gerald Ford assumed office. Mr. Casserly has written more than 100 articles for national magazine and lectured as universities across the nation.