HUBBARD, William Pallister, (1843 - 1921)


Campaign button, 1906-1908, Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

HUBBARD, William Pallister, (son of Chester Dorman Hubbard), a Representative from West Virginia; born in Wheeling, Va. (later West Virginia), December 24, 1843; attended the public schools and Linsly Institute of Wheeling; was graduated from Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn., in 1863; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1864; enlisted in the Union Army as a private in 1865 in the third West Virginia Cavalry, being a first lieutenant when honorably discharged; returned to Wheeling and commenced the practice of law in 1866; clerk of the West Virginia house of delegates 1866-1870; member of the house of delegates in 1881 and 1882; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1888 and 1912; unsuccessful Republican candidate for attorney general of West Virginia in 1888; unsuccessful Republican candidate for election in 1890 to the Fifty-second Congress; chairman of the commission to revise the tax laws of West Virginia 1901-1903; elected as a Republican to the Sixtieth and Sixty-first Congresses (March 4, 1907-March 3, 1911); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1910; resumed the practice of law in Wheeling, W.Va.; died in Wheeling, W.Va., December 5, 1921; interment in Greenwood Cemetery.