HUBBELL, Jay Abel, (1829 - 1900)


HUBBELL, Jay Abel, a Representative from Michigan; born in Avon, Mich., September 15, 1829; attended the district schools; was graduated from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1853; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1855; moved to Ontonagon, Mich., in November 1855 and engaged in the practice of law; elected district attorney of the Upper Peninsula in 1857 and 1859; moved to Houghton, Mich., in February 1860 and continued the practice of law until 1870; prosecuting attorney of Houghton County 1861-1867; identified with the development of the mineral interests of the Upper Peninsula; appointed by the Governor of Michigan in 1876, State commissioner to the Centennial Exhibition and collected and prepared the State exhibit of minerals; elected as a Republican to the Forty-third and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1883); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Interior (Forty-seventh Congress); member of the State senate 1885-1887; served as circuit judge of the twelfth judicial circuit from January 1, 1894, to December 31, 1899, when he resigned; died in Houghton, Mich., October 13, 1900; interment in Forest Hill Cemetery.