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John A. Costello
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3rd Taoiseach
In office
2 June 1954 – 20 March 1957
President Seán T. O'Kelly
Tánaiste William Norton
Preceded by Éamon de Valera
Succeeded by Éamon de Valera
In office
18 February 1948 – 13 June 1951
President Seán T. O'Kelly
Tánaiste William Norton
Preceded by Éamon de Valera
Succeeded by Éamon de Valera
Leader of the Opposition
In office
20 March 1957 – 21 October 1959
President Seán T. O'Kelly
Taoiseach Éamon de Valera
Preceded by Éamon de Valera
Succeeded by James Dillon
In office
13 June 1951 – 2 June 1954
President Seán T. O'Kelly
Taoiseach Éamon de Valera
Preceded by Éamon de Valera
Succeeded by Éamon de Valera
3rd Attorney General of Ireland
In office
9 January 1926 – 9 March 1932
President W. T. Cosgrave
Preceded by John O'Byrne
Succeeded by Conor Maguire
Teachta Dála
In office
February 1948 – June 1969
Constituency Dublin South-East
In office
May 1944 – February 1948
In office
July 1937 – June 1943
Constituency Dublin Townships
In office
January 1933 – July 1937
Constituency Dublin County
Personal details
Born
John Aloysius Costello

(1891-06-20)20 June 1891
Fairview, Dublin, Ireland
Died 5 January 1976(1976-01-05) (aged 84)
Ranelagh, Dublin, Ireland
Resting place Deans Grange Cemetery, Dublin, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Fine Gael
Spouse(s) Ida Mary O'Malley
(m. 1919; d. 1956)
Relations Caroline Costello (Granddaughter)
Children 4, including Declan
Parents
  • John Costello
  • Rose Callaghan
Alma mater

John Aloysius Costello (20 June 1891 – 5 January 1976) was an Irish Fine Gael politician. He was Taoiseach from 1948 to 1951 and from 1954 to 1957, Leader of the Opposition from 1951 to 1954 and from 1957 to 1959, and Attorney General of Ireland from 1926 to 1932.

He was a Teachta Dála (TD) from 1933 to 1943 and from 1944 to 1969.

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