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David Delano Glover

David Delano Glover
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from Arkansas's 6th district
In office
March 4, 1929 – January 3, 1935
Preceded by James B. Reed
Succeeded by John L. McClellan
Personal details
Born (1868-01-18)January 18, 1868
Prattsville, Grant County

Arkansas, USA

Died April 5, 1952(1952-04-05) (aged 84)
Malvern, Hot Spring County
Resting place Shadowlawn Cemetery in Malvern, Arkansas
Political party Democratic
Relations Robert W. Glover
Residence Malvern, Arkansas
Alma mater Sheridan High School
Occupation Educator; Attorney
Religion Methodist

David Delano Glover (January 18, 1868 – April 5, 1952) was a U.S. Representative from Arkansas's 6th congressional district, which was abolished in 1963 through reapportionment.

Life and work

Born in Prattsville in Grant County, Glover attended the public schools of Prattsville and Sheridan, the seat of Grant County. He was graduated in 1886 from Sheridan High School. He engaged in agricultural pursuits and in the mercantile business. He taught in the public schools of Hot Spring County from 1898 to 1908 and then studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1910 and commenced practice in Malvern, the seat of government of Hot Spring County.[1]

Glover served as member of the Arkansas House of Representatives in the regular legislative sessions of 1909 and 1911. He served as delegate to several state conventions and a prosecuting attorney of the Seventh Judicial Circuit Court of Arkansas from 1913 to 1917.

Glover was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-first, Seventy-second, and Seventy-third Congresses (March 4, 1929 – January 3, 1935). Glover unseated James B. Reed in the 1928 Democratic primary. Six years later, Glover himself was denied renomination by the attorney John L. McClellan, then of Camden and formally of Sheridan, Arkansas, and later a U.S. senator. After his congressional tenure, Glover resumed the practice of law in Malvern until his death on April 5, 1952. Mr. Glover, known for his talent as a trial lawyer, once commented on legal fees taken on contingency, “I don’t know but one way to divide and that’s by two.”[2] He is interred at Shadowlawn Cemetery in Malvern.

Glover's brother, Robert W. Glover, was a Missionary Baptist pastor who served in both houses of the Arkansas Legislature (1905–1912) from Sheridan. In 1909, Robert Glover introduced the resolution calling for the establishment of four state agricultural colleges.[3]



Preceded by
James B. Reed
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Arkansas's 6th congressional district

Succeeded by
John L. McClellan

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