Carroll Hubbard

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Carroll Hubbard
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 1st district
In office
January 3, 1975 – January 3, 1993
Preceded by Frank Stubblefield
Succeeded by Thomas Barlow
Personal details
Born (1937-07-07) July 7, 1937 (age 77)
Murray, Kentucky
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Georgetown College, University of Louisville
Profession attorney

Carroll Hubbard, Jr. (born July 7, 1937) is an American former politician. A Democrat, he represented Kentucky in the United States House of Representatives from 1975 to 1993.

Hubbard grew up in Murray, Kentucky, graduated from Georgetown College in 1959 and from the University of Louisville law school in 1962. In 1967, he was elected to serve in the Kentucky Senate.[1]

Hubbard served in Congress for 18 years, but lost his 1992 re-election bid in the Democratic primary to Thomas Barlow after becoming one of a number of Representatives embroiled in the "Rubbergate" House banking scandal.[2][3][4] During his time in Congress, he mounted an unsuccessful primary challenge for Governor in 1979.[5]

After he pled guilty to violations of federal campaign finance laws, Hubbard served two years in prison from 1995 to 1997.[6]

In 2006 and 2008, Hubbard was unsuccessful in attempts to seek re-election to the Kentucky Senate. He lost by only 58 votes in the 2006 race.[7][8]


  1. ^ Associated Press (January 2, 1974). "Carroll Hubbard announces for Representative's seat". Kentucky New Era. Retrieved March 31, 2010. 
  2. ^ Associated Press (May 28, 1992). "Overdraft records burn incumbents". The Ledger. Retrieved March 31, 2010. 
  3. ^ Associated Press (January 3, 1995). "Former Congressman reports to US prison hospital in Texas". Kentucky New Era. Retrieved March 31, 2010. 
  4. ^ Associated Press (May 27, 1992). "Two lose seats over check scandal". The Register-Guard. Retrieved March 31, 2010. 
  5. ^ Sy Ramsey (Associated Press) (May 30, 1979). "Brown wins whirlwind campaign". Kentucky New Era. Retrieved March 31, 2010. 
  6. ^ Associated Press (August 5, 1998). "Hubbard rebuilds life after prison". Kentucky New Era. Retrieved March 31, 2010. 
  7. ^ Beth Musgrave (November 5, 2008). "Stein moves up to Senate with big win". Lexington Herald-Leader. Retrieved March 31, 2010. 
  8. ^ Associated Press (November 28, 2006). "State elections board certifies election results". Kentucky New Era. Retrieved March 31, 2010. 

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Frank Stubblefield
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 1st congressional district

1975 – 1993
Succeeded by
Thomas Barlow