John J. Feely

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Engraving of John J. Feely

John Joseph Feely (August 1, 1875 - February 15, 1905) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois.

Born on a farm near Wilmington, Illinois, Feely attended the public schools. He was graduated from Niagara University in 1895 and from the law department of Yale University in 1897. He was admitted to the bar in Connecticut in 1897. He moved to Chicago, Illinois in 1898 and engaged in the practice of law.

Feely was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1901-March 3, 1903). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1902. He engaged in the practice of his profession until his death in Chicago at age 29, from gastritis[1], and was interred in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Joliet, Illinois. He was a Catholic and unmarried at the time of his passing.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
William Lorimer
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 2nd congressional district

1901-1903
Succeeded by
James R. Mann

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

  1. ^ Obituary Record of Graduates of Yale University