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consultant , Manufacturing executive

Charles J. Covington, American manufacturing executive, consultant. Recipient Best Citizen award, Mount Vernon, 1954, Community Service award, National Electrical Manufacturers Association, 1969, Outstanding Civilian Service medal, Department Army, 1978, Exceptional Service award, Southern Illinois University, 1983.


Covington, Charles J. was born on January 8, 1914 in Farmington, Missouri, United States. Son of Mabry J. and Ethel Ann (Covington) Covington.


Student, Wichita University, Kansas.


Chairman, Dowzer Electric division Sola Basic Industries, Mount Vernon, Illinois, 1938-1980. President, director Power Cores, Inc., 1964-1980. President Ele-Q-Solo Basic, transformer manufacturing, Carolina, P.R., since 1974.

Business consultant, Mount Vernon. Director Security Bank of Mount Vernon. Chairman of the Board King City Federal Savings & Loan Association, Mount Vernon.

Chairman region 7 Boy Scouts American, president Buffalo Trace council. President Greater Egypt Regional Planning and Development Commission, since 1965, Executive Committee, 1969-1983. Vice chairman Mount Vernon Industrial Devel.Commn., since 1970.

Trustee, president Rend Lake Conservancy District. Member investment committee Southern Illinois U. Foundation Board.


Director Security Bank Mount Vernon. Chairman board King City Federal Savings & Loan Association, Mount Vernon. Chairman region 7 Boy Scouts American.

President Buffalo Trace Council. Pres, Rend Lake Conservancy District. Member of Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Manufacturers Association, National Industrial Service Association, Union League (life), Missouri Athletic Club, Lions Club.


Married Lois Ellen Combs, December 9, 1939. Children: Joe J., Patricia Ann, Jon Scott.

Mabry J. Covington

Ethel Ann (Covington) Covington

Lois Ellen Combs

Joe J. Covington

Jon Scott Covington

Patricia Ann Covington