Hubert Beaumont Phipps

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Hubert Beaumont Phipps
Born November 12, 1905
Died August 15, 1969 (aged 62–63)
Warrenton, Virginia,
United States
Cause of death Heart attack
Occupation Publisher, Racehorse owner/breeder
Spouse(s) 1) Carla Gordon
2) Phoebe Pleydell-Bouverie
Children 1) Melissa Adeane (b. 1955)
2) Hubert Grace (b. 1957)
Parent(s) John Shaffer Phipps &
Margarita Celia Grace
Relatives Henry Phipps, grandfather

Hubert Beaumont Phipps (November 12, 1905 – August 15, 1969) was a Virginia publisher and editor as well as a breeder of thoroughbred horses and purebred cattle. He was a member of the prominent Phipps family who made a fortune in steel as partners with Andrew Carnegie in the steel-making business in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


He was born on November 12, 1905 in London, England. Hubert Phipps married Carla Gordon. She died in 1950 and he subsequently married Lady Phoebe Pleydell-Bouverie, third daughter of William Pleydell-Bouverie, 7th Earl of Radnor, with whom he had two children. [1] They divorced in 1963.

A former president of the Virginia Thoroughbred Association, Hubert Phipps bred and raced Thoroughbreds. He owned Rockburn Stud Farm in The Plains, Virginia and raced under the name of Rockburn Farm.

Since 1936 he published and edited The Fauquier Democrat, a weekly newspaper in Fauquier County, Virginia and was the president of the Loudoun Times-Mirror.[1]

He died on August 15, 1969 at his Rockburn Farm estate.[2]


  1. ^ "Hubert B. Phipps Dies at 63. Virginia Publisher and Editor". New York Times. August 17, 1969. Retrieved 2009-02-20. Since 1936, Mr. Phipps had published and edited The Fauquier Democrat, a weekly newspaper issued here in Fauquier County. He also published The Livestock ... 
  2. ^ "H. B. Phipps, 64, Dies; Publisher and Stockman". The Richmond Times Dispatch, Richmond, Virginia. August 16, 1969.