J. Harry Covington

Born: May 3, 1870
Talbot County, Maryland

Died: February 4, 1942
Washington, D.C.

Harry J. Covington

Chief Justice, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia [Supreme Court of the District of Columbia] Nominated by Woodrow Wilson on June 8, 1914; Confirmed by the Senate on June 15, 1914, and received commission on June 15, 1914. Service terminated on 5/31/1918, due to resignation.

University of Pennsylvania Law School, LL.B., 1894

Artist Not Identified

Professional Career:

Private practice, Easton, Maryland, 1894-1918
State’s attorney, Talbot County, Maryland, 1903-1908
U.S. Representative from Maryland, 1909-1914
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1918-1942
Professor of law, Georgetown University, 1914-1919
Member, U.S. Railroad Wage Commission, 1918