John J. Feely

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John J. Feely
Engraving of John J. Feely
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1901 – March 3, 1903
Preceded by William Lorimer
Succeeded by James Robert Mann
Personal details
Born (1875-08-01)August 1, 1875
Wilmington, Illinois
Died February 15, 1905(1905-02-15) (aged 29)
Chicago, Illinois
Political party Democratic

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.

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council's John Feely, councillor from Fermanagh Ireland, is a distant relative.


  1. ^ Obituary Record of Graduates of Yale University
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William Lorimer
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 2nd congressional district

Succeeded by
James R. Mann

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