John Montgomery Glover

John Montgomery Glover ( born September 4, 1822 in Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky, † November 15, 1891 in Newark, Missouri ) was an American politician. Between 1873 and 1879 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


John Glover was the uncle of Congressman John Milton Glover ( 1852-1929 ). He attended the public schools of his home in Kentucky and Missouri, where he had moved in 1836 with his parents. After a subsequent study of law and qualifying as a lawyer in St. Louis, he began to work in this profession. In 1850 he moved temporarily to California, where he also practiced law. In 1855 he returned to the Knox County back in Missouri. During the Civil War he was between September 1861 and February 1864 colonel of a volunteer cavalry unit from Missouri. Then he had to quit for health reasons, military service. From December 1866 to March 1867, he headed the tax authority in the third financial district of his state.

Politically, Glover was a member of the Democratic Party. In the congressional elections of 1872 he was in the then newly created twelfth electoral district of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on March 4, 1873. After two re- election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1879 three legislative periods. Since 1877 he was chairman of the committee responsible for supervising the expenditure of the Ministry of Finance.

1878 Glover has not been nominated by his party for re-election. After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives, he retired from politics. In the following years he worked in agriculture. He died on November 15, 1891 on his farm near Newark.