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John Cornelius Costello

utilities executive

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.


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.

John Costello

Bridget (Lynch) Costello

Maude Catherine McDougal