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GLOVER, Sir John Hawley, governor of Newfoundland, born in 1829; died in England, 30 September, 1885. He entered the navy at an early age, and was made a lieutenant in 1851. He served in the Baltic in 1854, was given command of the " Otter," a steam vessel, in 1855, and was promoted to the rank of commander in November, 1862. After a few years' cruising on the African coast, he became governor of Lagos, an Island on the coast of Guinea, which office he administered until he resigned in 1872. In 1873 he was appointed a special commissioner to the friendly native chiefs in the British settlements on the Gold Coast, and performed his mission so successfully that, on his return to England, he received the thanks of parliament and the honor of knighthood. He was appointed governor of Newfoundland in 1876, and administered this office till June, 1881, when he was appointed governor of the Leeward islands. He was again governor of Newfoundland from 1883 until his death.
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