Sunday, August 17, 2008
Congressman J.H. Covington- A Name Appearing in the formulation of the U.S. Food & Drug Laws
In researching the legislative history of food and drug law for research for my yet unpublished book Coca- Forgotten Medicine, the name of U.S. Congressman James Harry Covington appears, IIRC in the negotiations between the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, cir. 1909.
This is the man who would later co found the important Washington, D.C. law firm, Covington & Burling, which has become a major figure in the fields of food and drug law, as decribed within here.