Michael A. Feighan

Michael Aloysius Feighan ( born February 16, 1905 in Lakewood, Ohio, † March 19, 1992 in Washington, DC ) was an American politician of the Democratic Party. From January 3, 1943 to January 3, 1971, he was a member of the House of Representatives of the United States for the 20th Congressional District of the State of Ohio.


Born Michael Feighan in Lakewood. There he attended the public schools. The high school he attended at the St. Ignatius High School. He then studied for two years at John Carroll University. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1927 from Princeton University. The Bachelor of Laws followed in 1931 at Harvard University. In the same year he was admitted to the bar and practiced henceforth in Cleveland.

His political career began in 1937 when he took a seat in the House of Representatives from Ohio. He held until 1940 this seat. In the congressional elections of 1942, he was elected to represent the 20th District of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives. His seat he could defend in the following thirteen elections. His successor in 1971 James V. Stanton. Feighan was a delegate at the Democratic National Conventions in 1944, 1948, 1952, 1956 and 1968.

Feighan was married to Florence. His nephew Ed Feighan also sat in the House of Representatives. Feighan lived until his death in the federal capital.