George Washington COVINGTON, Congress, MD (1838-1911)
COVINGTON, George Washington, a Representative from Maryland; born in Berlin, Worcester County, Md., September 12, 1838; attended the common schools, Buckingham Academy, and the law school of Harvard University; was admitted to the bar in 1861 and practiced in Berlin and Snow Hill, Md.; member of the State constitutional convention in 1867; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-seventh and Forty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1881-March 3, 1885); chairman, Committee on Accounts (Forty-eighth Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1884; resumed the practice of law in Snow Hill, Worcester County, Md.; died in New York City April 6, 1911; interment in All Hallows Cemetery, Snow Hill, Md.
Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present
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