HUBBELL, James Randolph, (1824 - 1890)

HUBBELL, James Randolph, a Representative from Ohio; born in Lincoln Township, Delaware County, Ohio, July 13, 1824; attended the common schools; taught school at Woodbury, Ohio; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1845 and commenced practice at London, Ohio; moved to Delaware, Ohio, and continued the practice of law; member of the State house of representatives in 1849, 1858, 1859, 1862, and 1863 and served as speaker in 1863; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1865-March 3, 1867); appointed by President Johnson as Minister to Portugal, but his nomination was not confirmed; resumed the practice of law; served in the State senate in 1869; resigned for the purpose of accepting the Democratic nomination for Congress; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for election in 1870 to the Forty-second Congress; died at the home of his son in Bellville, Ohio, on November 26, 1890; interment in Oak Grove Cemetery, Delaware, Ohio.