Ed Feighan

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Edward F. Feighan
Ed Feighan 99th Congress 1985.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 19th district
In office
January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1993
Preceded by Lyle Williams
Succeeded by Eric Fingerhut
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the 8th district
In office
January 3, 1973 – December 31, 1978
Preceded by Jim Flannery
Succeeded by Benny Bonanno
Personal details
Born (1947-10-22) October 22, 1947 (age 74)
Lakewood, Ohio
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Nadine Feighan
Relations Michael A. Feighan (uncle)
Alma mater Loyola University New Orleans Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University

Edward Farrell "Ed" Feighan (born October 22, 1947, in Lakewood, Ohio) 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.

Early life and education

Feighan 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

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

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

Ohio's 19th congressional district: Results 1982–1990[7]
Year Democrat Votes Pct Republican Votes Pct 3rd Party Party Votes Pct 3rd Party Party Votes Pct
1982 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%
1984 Edward F. Feighan 139,605 55.21% Matthew J. Hatchadorian 107,957 42.70% (other) 5,277 2.09%
1986 Edward F. Feighan 97,814 54.78% Gary C. Suhadolnik 80,743 45.22%
1988 Edward F. Feighan 168,065 70.49% Noel F. Roberts 70,359 29.51%
1990 Edward F. Feighan 132,951 64.77% Susan M. Lawko 72,315 35.23%

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United States 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