HUBBARD, Henry, (1784 - 1857)

Senate Years of Service: 1835-1841
Party: Jacksonian; Democrat

HUBBARD, Henry, a Representative and a Senator from New Hampshire; born in Charlestown, Sullivan County, N.H., May 3, 1784; pursued classical studies under private tutors and graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., in 1803; studied law in Portsmouth, N.H.; admitted to the bar about 1806 and commenced practice in Charlestown; town moderator sixteen times, beginning in 1810; first selectman in 1819, 1820, and 1828; member, State house of representatives 1812-1815, 1819-1820, 1823-1827, and served three years as speaker; State solicitor for Cheshire County 1823-1828; probate judge of Sullivan County 1827-1829; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-first, Twenty-second, and Twenty-third Congresses (March 4, 1829-March 3, 1835); chairman, Committee on Revolutionary Pensions (Twenty-second Congress); elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1835, to March 3, 1841; was not a candidate for reelection; chairman, Committee on Claims (Twenty-fourth through Twenty-sixth Congresses); Governor of New Hampshire 1841-1843; United States subtreasurer at Boston, Mass., 1846-1849; died in Charlestown, N.H., June 5, 1857; interment in Forest Hill Cemetery.


Bibliography

”Political Portraits with Pen and Pencil: Henry Hubbard, of New Hampshire.” The United States Democratic Review 9 (August 1841): 182-188.