Edwin N. Hubbell

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Edwin Nelson Hubbell (August 13, 1815 – February 5, 1897) was an American politician in New York and Michigan who served one term in the United States House of Representatives.

Biography[edit]

Edwin N. Hubbell was born in Coxsackie, Greene County, New York on August 13, 1815, the son of Nathan Hubbell and Edith (Mead) Hubbell.[1] He was educated in Coxsackie and became a farmer and an active member of the Greene County and New York State Agricultural Societies.[2] He was also active in business, including operating a brick making factory and serving on the Board of Trustees of the Coxsackie Savings Bank.[3][4]

He married Catharine Conel (or Conine) in 1836. After her death, in 1868 he married Catharine Elizabeth Stoutenburg Hoffman.[5]

A Democrat, from 1857 to 1860 he served as Coxsackie's Town Supervisor. He was also a member of the Greene County Board of Supervisors, of which he was Chairman in 1859.[6][7] In 1864 he ran successfully for the U.S. House seat representing the 13th congressional district of New York. He served one term, the 39th Congress (March 4, 1865 – March 3, 1867), and was not a candidate for reelection.[8]

In 1876 Hubbell's business failed,[9] and he moved to East Saginaw, Michigan, where he worked as a Clerk at a lumber company from 1883 to 1887. He served as Assistant City Treasurer from 1887 to 1890 and Deputy City Treasurer from 1894 to 1896.[10]

Hubbell died in Nyack, New York on February 5, 1897.[11] He is buried at Albany Rural Cemetery, Section 74, Lot E 1/2 8.[12] His gravestone incorrectly gives his first name as Edward.[13]

His name is sometimes spelled as "Hubbel."

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thomas William Herringshaw, Herringshaw's Encyclopedia of American Biography of the Nineteenth Century, 1901, page 507
  2. ^ The Cultivator magazine, New-York State Agricultural Society, August 1847, page 246
  3. ^ Frederick L. Beers, History of Greene County, New York, 1969, page 252
  4. ^ Stephanie LaRose Photography, Photo of brick from Edwin N. Hubbell Brick Works, accessed September 15, 2013
  5. ^ Hubbell Family Historical Society, History and Genealogy of the Hubbell Family, 1980, page 326
  6. ^ J.B. Beers and Co., History of Greene County New York, 1884
  7. ^ Chairmen and Clerks of the Greene County Board of Supervisors Since its Organization in 1800 to 1942, transcribed by Arlene Goodwin, accessed September 15, 2013
  8. ^ The Political Graveyard
  9. ^ Kingston Daily Freeman, County News, January 7, 1876
  10. ^ Biographical Guide to the United States Congress
  11. ^ Rockland County Journal, Death notice, Hon. Edwin N. Hubbell, February 13, 1897
  12. ^ Albany Rural Cemetery Burial Cards, 1791-2011, entry for Edwin N. Hubbell, accessed September 14, 2013
  13. ^ Edwin N. Hubbell at Find A Grave
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John B. Steele
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 13th congressional district

1865–1867
Succeeded by
Thomas Cornell