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Edward Farrell "Ed" Feighan (born October 22, 1947) is a former American politician. He served as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives, and as a Democratic Party U.S. Representative from 1983 to 1993, serving Ohio's 19th congressional district.


1 Early life and education 2 Political career 3 After politics 4 Electoral history 5 See also 6 References 7 External links

Early life and education[edit] Feighan was born in Lakewood, Ohio. He graduated in 1965 from St. Edward High School, an all-boys Catholic high school on Cleveland's west side.[1] In 1969, he earned a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from Loyola University in New Orleans, LA. He attended Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University while serving in the legislature and received his law degree in 1978. Political career[edit] Feighan was first elected to public office as a State Representative from Cleveland, Ohio, in 1972. He served for six years in the Ohio Legislature until his election as a Cuyahoga County Commissioner, a position he held for four years. In 1977, Feighan ran for mayor of the city of Cleveland, but lost a narrow race to Dennis Kucinich, who also later became a member of Congress. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1992 to the 103rd Congress, presumably due to his involvement in the House banking scandal and the specter of a primary fight against incumbent Mary Rose Oakar because of redistricting. After politics[edit] Feighan served as a director of ProCentury Corporation, a Westerville-based specialty insurance company, and its insurance subsidiaries from 1993 to 1996. From November 1997 until August 1998, he was a Senior Vice President of Century Business Services,[2] a Cleveland-based provider of outsourced business services now known as CBIZ.[3] From 1998 until 2000, Feighan was the president of Avalon National Corporation, a holding company for a workers’ compensation insurance agency. During that span, he was also a Managing Partner of Alliance Financial, Ltd., a merchant banking firm specializing in mergers and acquisitions from September 1998 until May 2003.[4] In 2000, he once again became director of ProCentury, for which he had been the on-and-off Special Counsel. In October 2003, Feighan became the chairman, president and CEO of ProCentury. However, he resigned on July 31, 2008, when it was sold to Meadowbrook Insurance Group.[5] Since February 2014, Feighan has served as the CEO of Covius, a commercial and residential real estate advisory services company.[6] Electoral history[edit]

Ohio's 19th congressional district: Results 1982–1990[7]


Democrat Votes Pct

Republican Votes Pct

3rd Party Party Votes Pct

3rd Party Party Votes Pct


Edward F. Feighan 111,760 58.84%

Richard G. Anter II 72,682 38.27%

Thomas Pekarek Libertarian 3,129 1.65%

Kevin G. Killeen Independent 2,371 1.25%


Edward F. Feighan 139,605 55.21%

Matthew J. Hatchadorian 107,957 42.70%


5,277 2.09%


Edward F. Feighan 97,814 54.78%

Gary C. Suhadolnik 80,743 45.22%


Edward F. Feighan 168,065 70.49%

Noel F. Roberts 70,359 29.51%


Edward F. Feighan 132,951 64.77%

Susan M. Lawko 72,315 35.23%

See also[edit]

List of United States Representatives from Ohio


^ http://alumni.sehs.net/?page=About_FastFacts ^ "Stocks". Bloomberg.com.  ^ Inc., CBIZ,. "404 - CBIZ, Inc". www.cbiz.com.  ^ "EDGAR Pro". edgar.brand.edgar-online.com.  ^ "EDGAR Pro". edgar.brand.edgar-online.com.  ^ "Covius acquires RR Donnelley's real estate business".  ^ "Election Statistics". Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives. Archived from the original on 2007-12-26. Retrieved 2008-08-24. 

External links[edit]

Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress The Political Graveyard profile Appearances on C-SPAN

U.S. House of Representatives

Preceded by Lyle Williams Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio's 19th congressional district 1983 – 1993 Succeeded by Eric Fingerhut

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Members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio's 19th and 20th congressional districts

Ohio 19

Leavitt Kilgore Swearingen Stokely Tilden Crowell Newton Wade Riddle Garfield E. Taylor Northway Dick Thomas Bathrick Cooper Kirwan Carney Williams Feighan Fingerhut LaTourette

Ohio 20

Giddings Hutchins Parsons Payne Townsend Paige McKinley Crouse Smyser V. Taylor White Beach Phillips Beidler Howland Gordon Mooney Norton Mooney Sweeney Fei