Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
COSTELLO, Jerry Francis (1949-)

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.

Southern Illinois University
Special Collection Research Center
Carbondale, IL
ca. 1988-2012, 705 boxes.
The papers of former Congressman Jerry Costello have not yet been processed. According to the terms of the transfer, parts of the collection will become available to researchers by the end of 2014.


University of Oklahoma
The Julian P. Kanter Political Commercial Archive, Department of Communication
Norman, OK
Videocassettes: 1988-1990, 16 commercials on 3 videocassettes.
The commercials were used during Jerry Costello's campaigns for the 1988 and 1990 U.S. congressional elections in District 21 of Illinois, Democratic Party.