FEELY, John Joseph, (1875 - 1905)


”Around the Capital” (detail), engraving, Thomas Fleming, 1902, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

FEELY, John Joseph, a Representative from Illinois; born on a farm near Wilmington, Will County, Ill., August 1, 1875; attended the public schools; was graduated from Niagara (N.Y.) University in 1895 and from the law department of Yale University in 1897; was admitted to the bar in Connecticut in 1897; moved to Chicago, Ill., in 1898 and engaged in the practice of law; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1901-March 3, 1903); was not a candidate for renomination in 1902; engaged in the practice of his profession until his death in Chicago, Ill., February 15, 1905; interment in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Joilet, Ill.