Hubbard Cobb

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Hubbard Cobb (August 5, 1917 – September 27, 2006) was an American writer. A newspaper and radio personality, he was also the editor of The American Home and Ladies' Home Journal and the author of a number of books, including his 1950 debut Your Dream Home: How to Build It For Less Than $3500, The Amateur Builder's Handbook and 1970's The Dream House Encyclopedia.[1][2][3][4] Cited as "an authority on home improvement and building",[5] he was widely known in the Do it yourself publishing field, with a column running from the 1940s through the 1960s.[6] He also spoke out about the unrealistic pressures on American women of the 1960s.[3]

A native of New York City, Cobb was the son of Frank I. Cobb and Margaret Ayer Cobb. Both of his parents were writers.[7] His father was a well-known columnist, editor of New York World.[8]


  1. ^ "Do-It-Yourselfer Cobb Dies; East Haddam man published books on home building". Hartford Courant. Sep 30, 2006. p. B.7. 
  2. ^ D.L.D. (October 27, 1951). "Building with Books". The Age. Retrieved 2010-06-09. 
  3. ^ a b "Women find friend". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Associated Press. June 24, 1963. p. 6. Retrieved 2010-06-09. 
  4. ^ Lang, Andy (September 11, 1970). "On the House". The Owosso Argus-Press. p. 11. Retrieved 2010-06-09. 
  5. ^ "Tax threat stalls home improvers". Pittsburgh Press. June 5, 1967. p. 31. Retrieved 2010-06-09. 
  6. ^ "Hubbard Cobb, columnist". The Weston Forum. November 16, 2006. p. AO20. 
  7. ^ Driscoll, Charles B. (August 4, 1944). "New York Day by Day". Reading Eagle. p. 4. Retrieved 2010-06-09. 
  8. ^ Driscoll, Charles B. (March 23, 1938). "New York Day by Day". Spartanburg Herald-Journal. Retrieved 2010-06-09.