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John Hubler STOVER

(1833-1889)

STOVER, John Hubler, a Representative from Missouri; born in Aaronsburg, Center County, Pa., April 24, 1833; completed preparatory studies at Bellefonte Academy; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1857 and commenced practice in Bellefonte, Pa.; held several local offices; district attorney of Center County 1860-1862; enlisted in the Union Army in 1861 as a private, and was successively a captain and a major; commissioned as a colonel of the One Hundred and Eighty-fourth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry; after the war moved to Versailles, Morgan County, Mo., and resumed the practice of law; district attorney of Morgan County from 1866 to 1868; elected as a Republican to the Fortieth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Joseph W. McClurg and served from December 7, 1868, to March 3, 1869; was not a candidate for renomination in 1868; resumed the practice of his profession; engaged in the real estate business and was also interested in mining pursuits at Versailles, Mo.; delegate to the Centennial Exposition at Philadelphia in 1876; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1876 to the Forty-fifth Congress; died at Aurora Springs, Mo., October 27, 1889; interment in the City Cemetery, Versailles, Morgan County, Mo.

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

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