Samuel Dickinson Hubbard

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Samuel Dickinson Hubbard
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15th United States Postmaster General
In office
August 31, 1852 – March 7, 1853
Preceded by Nathan K. Hall
Succeeded by James Campbell
Personal details
Born (1799-08-10)August 10, 1799
Middletown, Connecticut, U.S.
Died October 8, 1855(1855-10-08) (aged 56)
Middletown, Connecticut, U.S.
Political party Whig
Spouse(s) Jane Miles Hubbard
Alma mater Yale College
Profession Lawyer, Manufacturer, Politician

Samuel Dickinson Hubbard (August 10, 1799 – October 8, 1855) was born in Middletown, Connecticut. He pursued classical studies at Yale College and graduated in 1819. He practiced law from 1823 to 1837. He then found work in manufacturing.

Hubbard later got involved in politics and in 1844 he was elected to the Twenty-ninth United States Congress and later reelected to the Thirtieth Congress serving from March 4, 1845 to March 3, 1849, both terms as a Whig.

In 1852, President Millard Fillmore appointed him United States Postmaster General serving from August 31, 1852 to March 7, 1853.

Hubbard died October 8, 1855, in Middletown, Connecticut. He is buried in Indian Hill Cemetery in Middletown with his wife Jane Miles Hubbard.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Nathan K. Hall
United States Postmaster General
Served under: Millard Fillmore

August 31, 1852 – March 7, 1853
Succeeded by
James Campbell
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
John Stewart
Member from Connecticut's 2nd congressional district
March 4, 1845 – March 3, 1849
Succeeded by
Walter Booth