John Hubler Stover

John Hubler Stover ( born April 24, 1833 in Aaron, Pennsylvania, † October 27, 1889 in Aurora Springs, Missouri ) was an American politician. In the years 1868 and 1869 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


John Stover first attended the Bellefonte Academy. After a subsequent law degree in 1857 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he started working in Bellefonte in this profession. He also held several local offices. Between 1860 and 1862 he was district attorney in the local Centre County. During the Civil War he served in various units in the Union Army and rose from the simple soldier to the Colonel on.

After the war, Stover moved to Versailles in the state of Missouri, where he practiced law. Between 1866 and 1868 he served as district attorney in Morgan County. Politically, he was a member of the Republican Party. Following the resignation of Mr Joseph W. McClurg, who was preparing for his successful gubernatorial election fight, Stover was in the due election for the fifth seat of Missouri as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on December 7, 1868. Since he did not run in the regular elections of 1868, he could only finish the current term in Congress until January 3, 1869.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Stover again worked as a lawyer. He also went into the real estate business. In his home town of Versailles, he was also involved in mining. In 1876 he was a delegate of his country at the World Exhibition in Philadelphia. In the same year he applied unsuccessfully to return to Congress. John Stover died on October 27, 1889 in Aurora Springs and was buried in Versailles.