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John Cornelius Costello

John Cornelius Costello, American utilities executive. Served as private, United States Army, World War I.; Member Newcomen Society of North American; Club: Akron City.


  • Costello, John Cornelius was born on June 15, 1894 in San Francisco, California, United States. Son of John and Bridget (Lynch) Costello.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University California, 1916.


    • Power sales engineer Chattanooga Railway & Light Company, 1916-1920, assistant to commercial manager, 1920-1922, Tennessee Electric Power Company, 1922-1923, advertising manager, 1923-1936, manager securities sales department, 1928-1932. Secretary-treasurer Southern Tennessee Power Company, Chattanooga, 1936. Vice president Tennessee Electric Power Company, 1936-1939, director, 1938-1939, sold to Tennessee Valley Authority, 1939.

      Director advertising and publicity Ohio Edison Company, Akron, 1939-1947, assistant to president 1947-1962, director 1949-1962. Vice president Ohio Electric Utility Institute, 1960-1962, director.


    Served as private, United States Army, World War I. Member Newcomen Society of North American. Club: Akron City.


    • Married Maude Catherine McDougal, September 5, 1929.
    • father: John Costello
    • mother: Bridget (Lynch) Costello
    • spouse: Maude Catherine McDougal
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    Born June 15, 1894
    Died September 23, 1974
    (aged 80)