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Covington, James Harry

Born May 3, 1870, in Talbot County, MD
Died February 4, 1942, in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:
Chief Justice, Supreme Court of the District of Columbia (now U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia)
Nominated by Woodrow Wilson on June 8, 1914, to a seat vacated by Harry M. Clabaugh. Confirmed by the Senate on June 15, 1914, and received commission on June 15, 1914. Service terminated on May 31, 1918, due to resignation.

University of Pennsylvania Law School (now Carey Law School), LL.B., 1894

Professional Career:

Private practice, Easton, Maryland, 1894-
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