George Carruthers Covington ’75

George Carruthers Covington ’75, of Charlotte, N.C., died suddenly Dec. 9. George was born on Sept. 13, 1953, the youngest of four children of the late Howard ’37 and Barbara Covington. He attended Davidson and the University of North Carolina School of Law. After graduating from law school, George clerked for Chief Judge Clement Haynesworth of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. He joined the law firm of Kennedy, Covington, Lobdell, & Hickman in 1985, where he was a partner for 16 years. He subsequently joined the firm King & Spalding as a partner in 2007 to help establish the Charlotte office. George was a member of the American Law Institute, the Judicial Conference of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Securities Industries Association. He was recognized as an outstanding lawyer by a number of peer and professional review organizations, particularly in the areas of securities and commercial litigation. George loved the First Presbyterian Church where he was a member and a former deacon. He was a member and past chairman of the board of directors of the McColl Center for Visual Arts, past chairman of WDAV, member of the board of directors of the Uptown Homeless Shelter, and a member of the board of directors of the United Way de Tocqueville Society. George was exuberant and had a brilliance of mind and soul. In addition to friends, he is survived by his wife, Claudia C. Covington, 801 Edgehill Rd. S., Charlotte, NC 28207, who knew and loved him like no other; his sons, Tyler ’05 and Alec; his daughter, Abigail; his brother, Howard Covington, Jr. ’66 (Gene); his sister, Eleanor (Robert Devens); his sister, Ross Fischer (John); and his many loving nieces, nephews, and in-laws. Memorials may be made to the Davidson Trust, Office of Donor Relations, Davidson College, Box 7174 Davidson, NC 28035-7174.