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 James Way Covert

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James Way Covert

Birth
Oyster Bay, Nassau County, New York, USA
Death 16 May 1910 (aged 67)
Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Burial Maspeth, Queens County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 6701290 View Source
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U.S. Congressman. Educated at Locust Valley, he studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1863 and commenced to practice law in Flushing, Long Island, New York. He was district school commissioner (1867-70), assistant prosecuting attorney of Queens County and surrogate of Queens County, (1870-74). In 1877, he was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fifth and Forty-sixth Congresses, reelected to the Fifty-first, Fifty-second and Fifty-third Congresses, serving (1889-95). After his term, he resumed the practice of law until his death age 67.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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