FARLEY, Michael Francis, (1863 - 1921)

FARLEY, Michael Francis, a Representative from New York; born in Birr, Ireland, March 1, 1863; immigrated to the United States in 1881 and settled in Brooklyn, N.Y.; attended the public schools of New York City; engaged in the liquor business; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1915-March 3, 1917); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1916 to the Sixty-fifth Congress; engaged in his former business pursuits until his death in New York City October 8, 1921; interment in Calvary Cemetery.


Wallace, Joe. “Death By Shaving: Former Congressman Michael Francis Farley’s Brush with Anthrax in 1921.” The Capitol Dome (Fall 2007): 16-17.