Samuel Dickinson Hubbard

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Samuel Hubbard
15th United States Postmaster General
In office
August 31, 1852 – March 7, 1853
PresidentMillard Fillmore
Franklin Pierce
Preceded byNathan K. Hall
Succeeded byJames Campbell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Connecticut's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1845 – March 3, 1849
Preceded byJohn Stewart
Succeeded byWalter Booth
Personal details
Samuel Dickinson Hubbard

(1799-08-10)August 10, 1799
Middletown, Connecticut, U.S.
DiedOctober 8, 1855(1855-10-08) (aged 56)
Middletown, Connecticut, U.S.
Political partyWhig
Spouse(s)Jane Miles
EducationYale University (BA)

Samuel Dickinson Hubbard (August 10, 1799 – October 8, 1855) was born in Middletown, Connecticut. He pursued classical studies at Yale College and graduated in 1819. He practiced law from 1823 to 1837. He then found work in manufacturing.

Hubbard later got involved in politics and in 1844 he was elected to the Twenty-ninth United States Congress and later reelected to the Thirtieth Congress from Connecticut's 2nd congressional district, serving from March 4, 1845 to March 3, 1849, both terms as a Whig.

In 1852, President Millard Fillmore appointed him United States Postmaster General serving from August 31, 1852 to March 7, 1853.

He was elected a member of the American Antiquarian Society in 1853.[1]

Hubbard died October 8, 1855, in Middletown, Connecticut. He is buried in Indian Hill Cemetery in Middletown[2] with his wife Jane Miles Hubbard.


  1. ^ American Antiquarian Society Members Directory
  2. ^ "Samuel Dickinson Hubbard". Retrieved 12 July 2019.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Nathan K. Hall
United States Postmaster General
Served under: Millard Fillmore

August 31, 1852 – March 7, 1853
Succeeded by
James Campbell
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John Stewart
Member of the U. S. House of Representatives from Connecticut's 2nd congressional district
March 4, 1845 – March 3, 1849
Succeeded by
Walter Booth