Albert Glover

Albert Edward Glover (1849–11 September 1941) was a New Zealand politician of the Liberal Party.

Albert Glover
MP
Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Auckland Central
In office
2 December 1908  17 December 1919
Preceded by Alfred Kidd
Succeeded by Bill Parry
Personal details
Born 1849
Nottingham, England
Died 11 September 1941
Auckland, New Zealand
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Nancy Maguire
Children 5
Profession Import Merchant

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Glover was born in Nottingham, England, in 1849.[1] At age 13 he sailed with his parents to New Zealand and arrived in Auckland in 1862. Afterwards he spent several years working for his father in a hotel he owned in the Coromandel. He then became involved in mining and moved to Thames during the gold rush. Later, Glover returned to Coromandel after unsuccessfully prospecting for gold and then had a holiday in Rarotonga. Upon returning he set up business in Auckland importing fruit from the island and selling it on to local grocers. He would remain in the trade until his retirement from business in 1920.[1]

New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate Party
19081911 17th Auckland Central Liberal
19111914 18th Auckland Central Liberal
19141919 19th Auckland Central Liberal

Glover became involved politically and joined the local branch of the Liberal-Labour Federation. In 1893 he was elected to the Auckland City Council where he would serve two separate spells totaling 16 years combined. In addition he was also a member of the Auckland Harbour Board, Hospital Board and Schools Committee.[1]

Glover stood for Parliament in 1908 and was elected to represent the Auckland Central electorate. He ran against former Mayor of Auckland Alfred Kidd (the incumbent), both were from the Liberal Party, and it was not unusual at the time for there to be more than one Liberal candidate.[2] Glover held the seat for three terms until 1919, when he was defeated by Labour candidate Bill Parry.[3] Three years later he attempted to regain the Auckland Central seat for the Liberal Party, but was again beaten by Parry.[4]

In 1929 he stood unsuccessfully for the Auckland City Council as an independent candidate.[5]

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