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.
Resting placeIndian Hill Cemetery
Political partyWhig
SpouseJane Miles
EducationYale University (BA)

Samuel Dickinson Hubbard (August 10, 1799 – October 8, 1855) was a U.S. Representative from Connecticut and the 15th U.S. Postmaster General.

Early life[edit]

Samuel Dickinson Hubbard 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, founding the Russell Manufacturing Company with Samuel Russell in 1834.[1]

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.[2]


Hubbard died October 8, 1855, in Middletown, Connecticut. He is buried in Indian Hill Cemetery in Middletown[3] with his wife Jane Miles Hubbard.


  1. ^ "NRHP nomination for Russell Company Upper Mill". National Park Service. Retrieved 2021-02-18.
  2. ^ American Antiquarian Society Members Directory
  3. ^ "Samuel Dickinson Hubbard". Retrieved 12 July 2019.

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Political offices
Preceded by United States Postmaster General
Served under: Millard Fillmore

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