Ellery Albee Hibbard

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Ellery Albee Hibbard
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Hampshire's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1873
Preceded byJacob Hart Ela
Succeeded byWilliam B. Small
Member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born(1826-07-31)July 31, 1826
St. Johnsbury, Caledonia County
Vermont, USA
DiedJuly 24, 1903(1903-07-24) (aged 76)
Laconia, Belknap County
New Hampshire, USA
Resting placeUnion Cemetery
Laconia, Belknap County
New Hampshire, USA
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Mary Houston Bell Hibbard
Mary B Hibbard
RelationsHarry Hibbard cousin
ChildrenCharles Bell Hibbard
Jennie Olive Hibbard Lougee
Walter Silas Hibbard
Laura Bartlett Hibbard
ParentsSilas Hibbard
Olive Albee Hibbard

Ellery Albee Hibbard (July 31, 1826 – July 24, 1903) was an American politician, a lawyer, a judge, and a U.S. Representative from New Hampshire.

Early life[edit]

Born in St. Johnsbury, Caledonia County, Vermont, Hibbard pursued academic studies, then read law with Nathan B. Felton and Charles A. Morrison in Haverhill and Exeter, New Hampshire. He was admitted to the bar in 1849.


Hibbard practiced in Plymouth, New Hampshire, until 1853, and then in Laconia, Belknap County, New Hampshire. He served as clerk of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, 1852–1854, as Moderator of Laconia in 1862 and 1863, and as a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 1865 and 1866.[1]

Elected as a Democrat to the Forty-second Congress, Hibbard served as United States Representative for the state of New Hampshire from (March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1873). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1872 to the Forty-third Congress. He was appointed judge of the New Hampshire Supreme Court in March 1873 and served until 1874,[2] when he resigned and continued the practice of law. He served as director of Laconia National Bank, as a member of the board of education of Laconia.


Hibbard died in Laconia, on July 24, 1903 (age 76 years, 358 days). He is interred at Union Cemetery, Laconia, New Hampshire.

Family life[edit]

Son of Silas and Olive Albee,[3] Hibbard married Mary Houston Bell on December 5, 1853, and they had four children, Charles Bell, Jennie Olive, Walter Silas, and Laura Bartlett. He was a cousin of Harry Hibbard.[4]


  1. ^ Ezra S. Stearns, Whitcher, Parker, Ezra S., William, Frederick, Edward Everett. Genealogical and Family History of the State of New Hampshire: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of a Commonwealth and the Founding of a Nation, Volume 2. Lewis Publishing Company, 1908. p. 920. Retrieved 2 September 2014.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  2. ^ Fogg, Alonzo J. The Statistics and Gazetteer of New Hampshire with ... Statistical Tables. D.L. Guernsey, 1874. p. 634. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
  3. ^ "Ellery Albee Hibbard". 1997-2014 Ancestry.com. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
  4. ^ Congressional Quarterly, inc. American Political Leaders 1789-2009. CQ Press, 2009. p. 156. Retrieved 2 September 2014.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Jacob Hart Ela
U.S. Representative for the 1st District of New Hampshire
1871 – 1873
Succeeded by
William B. Small

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.