John F. Cosgrove

John Francis Cosgrove (July 1, 1949 – April 19, 2006) was a Florida legislator.

Cosgrove previously served as a Representative in the House of Representatives of the U.S. state of Florida. In January 2006, he was elected the first mayor of the newly incorporated town of Cutler Bay, Florida. While vacationing in Zimbabwe, Cosgrove underwent an emergency appendectomy at a medical facility in South Africa. He died on April 19, 2006.

In 2007, a portion of the Homestead Extension of Florida's Turnpike between Southwest 152nd and 216th streets in Palmetto Bay and Cutler Bay was designated by the Florida legislature as the "John F. Cosgrove Highway."

John F. Cosgrove
John Francis Cosgrove
Member of the Florida House of Representatives
from the 119 district
Personal details
Born July 1, 1949
Coral Gables, Florida
Died April 19, 2006 (aged 56)
Zimbabwe, Africa[1]
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Bernadine Cosgrove
Profession Attorney


Cosgrove received his bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of Florida in 1972. He received his Law degree from the Cumberland School of Law in 1975.

As an undergraduate at Florida, he became a brother of Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity and was later its National President and legal counsel.


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