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COSTELLO, John Martin (1903-1976)

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.

University of Missouri, Kansas City
Miller Nichols Library
Kansas City, MO
Sound recording: ca. 1943, 1 sound disc.
Radio recording of a news commentary program (Walter Compton news and commentary) and a news program dramatizing coverage of the week's events from Time magazine (The march of time). Walter Compton news and commentary. Representative John Costello speaks from California in summary of his testimony to the Dies Committee concerning the internment of Japanese-Americans.

  • Costello, John Michael. Domicile and Quasi-Domicile. Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America, 1930.