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Asa Porter GROVER

(1819-1887)

GROVER, Asa Porter, a Representative from Kentucky; born near Phelps, Ontario County, N.Y., February 18, 1819; attended the common schools; moved to Kentucky in 1837; attended Centre College, Danville, Ky.; taught school in Woodford and Franklin Counties; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1843 and commenced practice in Owenton, Ky.; member of the State senate 1857-1865; member of the Democratic State convention in 1863; elected as a Democrat to the Fortieth Congress (March 4, 1867-March 3, 1869); resumed the practice of law; moved to Georgetown, Scott County, Ky., in 1881 and continued the practice of law until his death in that city on July 20, 1887; interment in Georgetown Cemetery.

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

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