COSTELLO, John Martin, (1903 - 1976)


"House Committee on Military Affairs" (detail), photograph, 1935-1936, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

COSTELLO, John Martin, a Representative from California; born in Los Angeles, Calif., January 15, 1903; attended the public schools; was graduated from the law department of Loyola University, Los Angeles, Calif., in 1924; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Los Angeles; teacher in Los Angeles secondary schools in 1924 and 1925; unsuccessful candidate for election to the Seventy-third Congress in 1932; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fourth and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1935-January 3, 1945); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1944 to the Seventy-ninth Congress; general counsel and manager of the Washington office of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, 1945-1947; engaged in the practice of law in Washington, D.C., 1947-1976; died in Las Vegas, Nev., August 28, 1976; interment in Calvary Cemetery, Los Angeles, Calif.