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Glover H. Cary (May 1, 1885 – December 5, 1936) was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Kentucky.

Glover H Cary
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Portrait of Glover H. Cary
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1931 – December 5, 1936
Preceded byJohn Lloyd Dorsey, Jr.
Succeeded byBeverly M. Vincent
Member of the Kentucky General Assembly
In office
1914-1917
Personal details
Born(1885-05-01)May 1, 1885
Calhoun, Kentucky
DiedDecember 5, 1936(1936-12-05) (aged 51)
Cincinnati, Ohio
Resting placeCalhoun Cemetery
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Bess W. Miller
Alma materCentre College
ProfessionLawyer
SignatureGlover H. Cary

He was born in Calhoun, McLean County, Kentucky in 1885. He attended public and private schools and Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. He was employed as deputy clerk, bank cashier, and newspaper editor. Cary studied law, was admitted to the bar in June 1909 and commenced practice in Calhoun, Kentucky. He was a member of the Kentucky General Assembly from 1914 to 1917 and prosecuting attorney for McLean County from 1918 to 1922. He served as the Commonwealth's Attorney for the sixth judicial district from 1922 until his resignation on February 28, 1931, having been elected to Congress. Cary moved to Owensboro, Kentucky in 1926. He was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-second, Seventy-third and Seventy-fourth Congresses and served from March 4, 1931 until his death. He had been reelected to the Seventy-fifth Congress and was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1932.

Cary married Bess W. Miller on April 4, 1906. They had five children: William, Sara, Helen, Elizabeth, and Glover. He died in Cincinnati, Ohio, on December 5, 1936 and was interred in Calhoun Cemetery, in Calhoun, Kentucky.

In 1940, the new Owensboro Bridge in Owensboro, Kentucky was dedicated to his memory.

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External linksEdit

  • United States Congress. "Glover H. Cary (id: C000214)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Glover H. Cary at Find a Grave
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John L. Dorsey, Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 2nd congressional district

1931 – 1936
Succeeded by
Beverly M. Vincent