Peter E. Costello
Peter Edward Costello
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Pennsylvania's 5th district
March 4, 1915 – March 3, 1921
|Preceded by||Michael Donohoe|
|Succeeded by||James J. Connolly|
|Born||June 27, 1854|
|Died||October 23, 1935(aged 81)|
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.