Asa Grover

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Asa Grover
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 5th district
In office
March 4, 1867 – March 3, 1869
Preceded by Lovell Rousseau
Succeeded by Boyd Winchester
Member of the Kentucky Senate
In office
1857-1865
Personal details
Born (1819-02-18)February 18, 1819
Ontario County, New York
Died July 20, 1887(1887-07-20) (aged 68)
Georgetown, Kentucky
Resting place Georgetown Cemetery
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Centre College
Profession Lawyer

Asa Porter Grover (February 18, 1819 – July 20, 1887) was a United States Representative from Kentucky. He was born near Phelps, New York where he attended the common schools before moving to Kentucky in 1837. He attended Centre College in Danville, Kentucky and taught school in Woodford and Franklin Counties. In addition, he studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1843 and commenced practice in Owenton, Kentucky.

Grover was a member of the Kentucky Senate 1857-1865 and a member of the Democratic State convention in 1863. He was elected as a Democrat to the Fortieth Congress (March 4, 1867 – March 3, 1869). Due to charges of disloyalty which were found to be unsustained, he was not seated until December 3, 1867. After leaving Congress, he resumed the practice of law. He moved to Georgetown, Kentucky in 1881 and continued the practice of law until his death in that city on July 20, 1887. He was buried in Georgetown Cemetery.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Lovell Rousseau
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 5th congressional district

March 4, 1867 – March 3, 1869
Succeeded by
Boyd Winchester