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Peter E. Costello

Peter Edward Costello (June 27, 1854 – October 23, 1935) was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives for Pennsylvania.

Peter Edward Costello
Peter E. Costello, Pennsylvania Congressman.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 5th district
In office
March 4, 1915 – March 3, 1921
Preceded byMichael Donohoe
Succeeded byJames J. Connolly
Personal details
Born(1854-06-27)June 27, 1854
Boston, Massachusetts
DiedOctober 23, 1935(1935-10-23) (aged 81)
Political partyRepublican

Peter Costello was born in Boston. He moved to Philadelphia in 1877. He engaged in various manufacturing industries and general construction work and real estate development. He was a member of the common council of Philadelphia from 1895 to 1903, and director of the department of public works of Philadelphia from 1903 to 1905. He was again a member of the common council from 1908 to 1915.

He was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fourth, Sixty-fifth, and Sixty-sixth Congresses. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1920. Costello continued in the real-estate and investment brokerage business in Philadelphia until his death.


  • United States Congress. "Peter E. Costello (id: C000796)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Michael Donohoe
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 5th congressional district

Succeeded by
James J. Connolly