FEIGHAN, Michael Aloysius, (1905 - 1992)


"Congressmen Leave for Overseas" (detail), 1945, Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

FEIGHAN, Michael Aloysius, (uncle of Edward Farrell Feighan), a Representative from Ohio; born in Lakewood, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, February 16, 1905; attended the public and parochial schools; was graduated from St. Ignatius High School and attended John Carroll University, Cleveland, Ohio, for two years; A.B., Princeton University, 1927 and LL.B., Harvard Law School, 1931; was admitted to the bar in 1931 and commenced practice in Cleveland, Ohio; member of the Ohio house of representatives 1937-1940, serving as Democratic floor leader in 1939 and 1940; delegate, Democratic National Conventions, 1944, 1948, 1952, 1956, and 1968; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-eighth and to the thirteen succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1943-January 3, 1971); chairman, Joint Committee on Immigration and Nationality Policy (Eighty-ninth and Ninetieth Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1970 to the Ninety-second Congress; was a resident of Washington, D.C., until his death there on March 19, 1992.