Walter Harold Covert

Walter Harold Covert (September 13, 1865 – May 13, 1949), was a corporate lawyer based in Nova Scotia, influential member of the Conservative Party, and served as the 16th Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia[1] from 1931 to 1937.

Walter Harold Covert
16th Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia
In office
October 5, 1931 – April 7, 1937
MonarchGeorge V
Edward VIII
George VI
Governor GeneralThe Earl of Bessborough
The Lord Tweedsmuir
PremierGordon Sidney Harrington
Angus Lewis Macdonald
Preceded byFrank Stanfield
Succeeded byRobert Irwin
Personal details
Born(1865-09-13)September 13, 1865
Musquash, Nova Scotia
DiedMay 13, 1949(1949-05-13) (aged 83)
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
NationalityCanadian
Political partyConservative Party
Spouse(s)Mary Jane "Minnie" Covert (née McColough)
Occupationbusinessman and lawyer
ProfessionPolitician

As well as head of a large Halifax law firm, Covert served as president of Nova Scotia Light and Power.[1]

He was the uncle and father-in-law of Frank Manning Covert.[2]

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