HUBBARD, Richard Dudley, (1818 - 1884)


HUBBARD, Richard Dudley, a Representative from Connecticut; born in Berlin, Hartford County, Conn., September 7, 1818; pursued preparatory studies at East Hartford; was graduated from Yale College in 1839; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1842 and commenced practice in Hartford, Conn.; member of the State house of representatives in 1842, 1855, and again in 1858; prosecuting attorney for Hartford County 1846-1868; elected as a Democrat to the Fortieth Congress (March 4, 1867-March 3, 1869); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1868; resumed the practice of law in Hartford; Governor of Connecticut in 1878 and 1879; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1879; engaged in the practice of law from 1877 until his death in Hartford, Conn., February 28, 1884; interment in Cedar Hill Cemetery.