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Name Covington, James Harry
City Washington
State DC
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race White
Gender M
Biographical
This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Sep 27, 2017:

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

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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Sep 27, 2017:

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.

Education:
University of Pennsylvania 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


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