FEIGHAN, Michael Aloysius

FEIGHAN, Michael Aloysius
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
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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.

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Princeton University Library
Rare Books and Special Collections Public Policy Papers

Princeton, NJ
Papers: ca. 1940-1980, 85 cubic feet. The papers of Michael Feighan mainly cover his years in Congress (1943-1971). Of note are records relating to the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, as Feighan chaired the House subcommittee dealing with this issue. Other subjects include Cleveland and Ohio politics, particularly the Democratic Party's role.
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