Samuel Dickinson Hubbard

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Samuel Hubbard
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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
Born
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
Spouse(s)Jane 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.

Career[edit]

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]

Death[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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". www.findagrave.com. Retrieved 12 July 2019.

External links[edit]

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