The SS Edward P. Costigan was a 'Liberty Ship' freighter and was named after somewhat of a famous lawyer, at least he was thought of highly in the state of Colorado.
A lawyer that caught the eye of others, including the President Woodrow Wilson. Well one thing led to another and he got involved with supporting a bill that was fairly significant in our history.
So it was only right that his name be submitted to be place on a 'Liberty Ship'.
So here is the story of what Costigan the Lawyer achieved as well as what involvement the ship named after him got involved in.
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