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GLOVER, John Montgomery (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.

  • Glover, John Montgomery. Bureau of Engraving and Printing. Letters of Hon. John M. Glover, chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Treasury Department, to Hon. John D.C. Atkins, chairman, Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives, on the expenditures and management of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing; with Mr. Glover's comments on the "reply" of O.H. Irsh thereto. [Washington: N.p., 1879].
  • ------. Letter from Hon. J. M. Glover, chairman Committee on Expenditures in the Treasury Department, showing the actual cost of work, and the insecurity of the present method of doing it, in the Bureau of engraving and printing. [Washington: Government Printing Office, 1879].