Chester D. Hubbard
Born in Hamden, Connecticut, Hubbard moved with his parents in 1819 to Wheeling, Virginia (now West Virginia). He was graduated from the Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, in 1840. He engaged in banking and in the manufacture of iron and lumber. He served as member of the Virginia House of Delegates in 1852 and 1853. He served as delegate to the Virginia convention in Richmond, Virginia in 1861 and opposed secession. He served as delegate to the West Virginia convention in Wheeling the same year. He served in the senate of West Virginia in 1863 and 1864. He served as delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1864 and 1880.
Hubbard was elected as an Unconditional Unionist to the 39th United States Congress and reelected as a Republican to the 40th United States Congress (March 4, 1865 – March 3, 1869). He served as chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Interior (Fortieth Congress). He resumed banking and manufacturing pursuits. He died in Wheeling, W.Virginia on August 23, 1891. He was interred in Greenwood Cemetery.
Hubbard also was one of the co-founders of the Eclectic Society, originally a college fraternity at Wesleyan. The Eclectic Society was founded in 1838, making it one of older fraternal college organizations in the United States.
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