Biography of John C. Covert
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JOHN C. COVERT, one time editor of the Cleveland Leader, was a forceful writer, a remarkable linguist, and also a practical printer and experienced editor. He was born in New York State, February 11, 1839, and secured his education in a printing office. He acquired a speaking knowledge of the French, German, Italian and Spanish languages. He served in the Ohio Legislature two terms and in 1897 was appointed United States consul to France, and while there corresponded for various papers. He was decorated by the French minister of public instruction. He was author of a treatise on the silver question in 1896, which was distributed by the Republican National Committee.


From:
A History of Cuyahoga County
and the City of Cleveland
By: William R. Coates
Publishers:
The American Historical Society
Chicago and New York, 1924


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