JOHN G. COVERT.
John G. Covert, whose law office is in the old bank building, is the scion of one of the pioneer families of this
section of the state, his parents having come across the plains by ox team and located in San Joaquin county in
1859. He was born in Stanislaus county, California, on the 10th day of November, 1866, a son of William A. and
Fannie (Doherty) Covert, the former of whom was a native of Indiana, while his wife was born in Ireland. The father
passed away in 1912 and is survived by his widow, who is now eighty seven years of age. They were the parents of
three children, namely: Mrs. Ida V. Murphy of Stanislaus county; John G., the immediate subject of this review;
and Robert F., of San Francisco. William A and Fannie Covert came separately to this state and were married in
Stockton. Their first home in the San Joaquin valley was on a ranch about eight miles northwest of Modesto, in
John G. Covert attended the public schools in Stanislaus and Tulare counties, and then studied successively in
St. Mary's College at Stockton, Santa Clara University, and finally, having determined to devote his life to the
practice of law, he entered the Hastings Law School, at San Francisco, and was admitted to the bar in May, 1894.
He immediately came to Hanford and entered upon the active practice of his profession. During the period from 1906
to 1913 he served as judge of the superior court of Kings county. Judge Covert has taken an active part in advancing
the interests of the community in many ways.
Judge Covert was married to Miss Rebecca Davis, a native of South Carolina, and to them has been born a son: Robert
F., now twenty seven years of age and a ranch owner in this county. Fraternally Judge Covert is a member of Hanford
Lodge No. 1259, Benevolent Protective Order of Elks, of which he is a past exalted ruler; and also belongs to the
Improved Order of Red Men and the Knights of Columbus.
History of Tulare County, California
By: Kathleen Edwards Small
Kings County, California
By: J. Larry Smith
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
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