John R. Glascock
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John R. Glascock
John Glascock
John R. Glascock (California Congressman).jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's at-large district

March 4, 1883 - March 3, 1885
Personal details
Born(1845-08-25)August 25, 1845
Panola County, Mississippi, U.S.
DiedNovember 10, 1913(1913-11-10) (aged 68)
Woodside, California
Political partyDemocratic
EducationUniversity of California at Berkeley
University of Virginia at Charlottesville

John Raglan Glascock (August 25, 1845 – November 10, 1913) was an American lawyer and politician who served one term as a U.S. Representative from California from 1883 to 1885.


Born in Panola County, Mississippi, Glascock moved to California in 1856 with his parents, who settled in San Francisco. He attended the public schools and graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in 1865. He studied law at the University of Virginia at Charlottesville. He was admitted to the bar by the supreme court of California in 1868 and commenced practice in Oakland, California. He was admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States in 1882. He served as district attorney of Alameda County, California from 1875 to 1877.


Glascock was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1883 - March 3, 1885). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1884 to the Forty-ninth Congress. He served as mayor of Oakland, California from 1887 to 1890.

Later career and death

He resumed the practice of law in Oakland. He died at his country home in Woodside, California, November 10, 1913. He was interred in Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, California.


  • United States Congress. "John R. Glascock (id: G000229)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's at-large congressional district

March 4, 1883 - March 3, 1885
Succeeded by
District inactive

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