COSTELLO, Jerry Francis, (1949 - )


Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives, Photography Collection

COSTELLO, Jerry Francis, a Representative from Illinois; born in East St. Louis, St. Clair County, Ill., September 25, 1949; graduated from Assumption High School, East St. Louis, Ill., 1968; A.A., Belleville Area College, Belleville, Ill.; B.A., Maryville College of the Sacred Heart, St. Louis, Mo.; county bailiff, Illinois 20th judicial circuit; deputy sheriff, St. Clair County, Ill.; director, court services and probation, Illinois 20th judicial district; chief investigator, Illinois state attorney’s office, St. Clair County, Ill.; chairman, St. Clair County, Ill., board, 1980-1988; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundredth Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Charles Melvin Price, and reelected to the twelve succeeding Congresses (August 9, 1988-January 3, 2013); was not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Thirteenth Congress in 2012.