John Gilmore Feehan ’50 died on March 14, 2009, at his home in Annapolis, Maryland.
He was born on June 5, 1925, in Portland and graduated from Deering High School. He attended Portland Junior College and transferred as a sophomore to Bowdoin, where he was captain of the baseball team and a member of Psi Upsilon fraternity. He went on to graduate from the University of Maine Law School. He joined the Maine Public Utilities Commission in 1959, first as staff attorney and then as general counsel. He was appointed to a seven-year term on the commission in 1968 and served for a time as chairman. He also worked as general counsel for the federal Interstate Commerce Commission and as a private practice attorney. He was a veteran of the Navy. He played professional baseball for the minor league Portland Pilots and Down East League, coached baseball at Cheverus High School in Portland, and was inducted into the Maine Baseball Hall of Fame. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Annapolis, Md. He is survived by Suzanne M. Feehan, his wife of 56 years; three sons, John D. Feehan, James F. Feehan, and Brian J. Feehan; four daughters, Joan F. Hunter, Nancy E. Feehan ’78, Constance F. Byerly, and Ellen F. Benson;16 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.