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J. W. Covey
OHN WALKER COVEY,
President of Covey & i
Martin Company, drug
merchants, has taken a
prominent part in
wa many business organ- i s
izations connected with the de- i
velopment of the drug business and
the growth of Fort Worth. He is
Past President of the Texas State 3 i
Pharmaceutical Association, former
Secretary of the Southwestern Divis- j
ion of the Associated Advertising
Clubs of America and former President
of the Fort Worth Ad Club, and
has served also as President of the
Tarrant County Druggists' Association.
He has been a leader in the retail
drug business in the Southwest
and is originator of the "all night
drug store" in Fort Worth. He is also
active along general commercial
lines, a worker in the Ad Club and
the Chamber of Commerce. He is a
member of the Fort Worth, Elks
Club, belongs to the Knights of
Pythias, and is a Shriner. Mr. Covey
was born in Savannah, Tennessee,
November 10, 1876. He is the son
of W.'W. Covey and Sarah Amanda
Covey, both born in the city of Savannah.
Following his training as a
pharmacist, he came to Fort Worth in
1902, entered the business, and has
devoted all of his time to it, building
up the large Fort Worth establishments
which Covey & Martin operate.
Mr. Covey married Miss Emma
Maddox in 1903. He is vice-president
of the Canton Pharmacy, and
secretary-treasurer of the ParkerBrowne
Company, besides being
head of the Covey & Martin
Company. His extensive business
interests are not permitted to prevent
him devoting considerable time
to social affairs and he is one of /
the most popular business men of
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