Thomas J. Costa

 Candidate for re-election to  the Township Council

(From:  Campaign material kept in Teaneck Public Library Clipping File)

Thomas J. CostaA Prominent Civil Leader:

The ability and broad experience of Tom Costa contributes greatly to the intelligent and effective functions of our municipal government and youth activities.

  • Member of Teaneck Council for past eight years and as Deputy Mayor for seven years.
  • Former member of Teaneck Board of Education (9 years) - served three full terms February 19, 1946 - February 14, 1955
  • Member of Teaneck Youth Guidance Council.
  • Member of Teaneck Planning Board.
  • Past President of Teaneck Rotary Club.
  • Past President of Teaneck City Club.
  • Past President and Manager of Teaneck Little League.
  • Past President (six years) Teaneck Athletic Boosters (TABS).
  • Member of TABS Hall of Fame.
  • Past Chairman of Bergen County (1949) Sister Elizabeth Kenny Foundation.
  • Served as Treasurer of the Teaneck Volunteer Ambulance Corp. for several years.
  • Director of Teaneck Community Chest.
  • Past Director of Police Athletic League (PAL). Past Director of Babe Ruth League.
  • Charter Member of Teaneck Lodge No. 2080, B.P.O.E.
  • Member of the Town and Gown Society of Fairleigh Dickinson University.
  • Former Chairman of the Fund Raising Appeals for the March of Dimes, U.S.O., Englewood Hospital.

A Dedicated Family Man:

Tommy Costa and Alvera Manewal were married in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Teaneck, New Jersey, in 1937. Both are members of the first graduation class of Teaneck High School, June 1931.

Their son Tommy, Jr., is a second-year Law student at Catholic University, Washington, D.C., and their daughter, Arlene, is a Senior attending Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio.

A Distinguished Attorney:

Tommy's ability, initiative and energy have established his leadership in the fields in which he is active.Tommy was born in the Bronx, New York, on June 30, 1912.He attended the Longfellow School on Oakdene Avenue, Teaneck and graduated with the first graduation class of Teaneck High School in June 1931.He continued his studies at New York University and attained his Low degree from John Marshall Law School.He was admitted to practice in the New Jersey Courts in 1939 and is admitted to practice in the United States District Courts of New Jersey and the Supreme Court of the United States.

He is a member of the Bergen County Lawyers Club, the Bergen County Bar Association and the New Jersey State Bar Association.


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