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John Montgomery GLOVER

(1822-1891)

GLOVER, John Montgomery, (uncle of John Milton Glover), a Representative from Missouri; born in Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Ky., September 4, 1822; attended the public schools in Kentucky; moved to Missouri in 1836 with his parents, who settled in Knox County, near Newark, and continued his schooling; attended Marion and Masonic Colleges, Philadelphia, Mo.; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in St. Louis, Mo.; moved to California in 1850 and continued the practice of his profession; returned to Knox County, Mo., in 1855 to take charge of his father’s affairs; during the Civil War served as colonel of the Third Regiment, Missouri Volunteer Cavalry, from September 4, 1861, until February 23, 1864, when he resigned on account of impaired health; collector of internal revenue for the third district of Missouri from December 1, 1866, until March 3, 1867; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-third, Forty-fourth, and Forty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1879); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Treasury (Forty-fifth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1878; engaged in agricultural pursuits; died near Newark, Knox County, Mo., November 15, 1891; interment on his farm near Newark, Mo.; reinterment in Woodland Cemetery, Quincy, Ill.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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