Horace G. Snover

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From Volume II (1899) of Autobiographies and Portraits of the President, Cabinet, Supreme Court, and Fifty-Fifth Congress

Horace Greeley Snover (September 21, 1847 – July 21, 1924) was a politician and judge from the U.S. state of Michigan.

Snover was born in Romeo, Michigan, where he attended the public schools and the Dickenson Institute. He graduated from the academic department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1869 and from the law department in 1871. He was admitted to the bar and practiced in Wichita, Kansas in 1871 and 1872. The following year he moved back to Romeo and then moved to Port Austin in 1874 while continuing the practice of law. He also engaged in banking and was principal of the public schools of Port Austin for two years. He also served as probate judge of Huron County from January 1, 1881 to January 1, 1885.

Snover was elected as a Republican from Michigan's 7th congressional district to the 54th and 55th Congresses, serving from March 4, 1895 to March 3, 1899 in the U.S. House. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1898.

After leaving Congress, Horace G. Snover moved to Port Huron, where he died at the age of seventy-six and is interred there in Lakeside Cemetery.

The community of Snover in Sanilac County was named for him.[1]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Romig, Walter (1986) [1973]. Michigan Place Names. Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-1838-X.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Justin R. Whiting
United States Representative for the 7th Congressional District of Michigan
Succeeded by
Edgar Weeks