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Jerry Francis COSTELLO

(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, 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 of court services and probation, Illinois 20th judicial district; chief investigator, Illinois state attorney’s office, St. Clair County, Ill.; elected board chairman, St. Clair County, Ill., 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, reelected to the twelve succeeding Congresses (August 9, 1988-present).

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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