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Asahel Wheeler HUBBARD

(1819-1879)

HUBBARD, Asahel Wheeler, (father of Elbert Hamilton Hubbard), a Representative from Iowa; born in Haddam, Conn., January 19, 1819; attended the public schools; engaged as a stonecutter; subsequently pursued his studies at a select school in Middletown, Conn.; moved to Rushville, Ind., in 1838, where he was employed as a book agent and taught school; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1841 and commenced practice in Rushville; member of the Indiana house of representatives 1847-1849; moved to Sioux City, Iowa, in 1857 and engaged in the real estate business; judge of the fourth judicial district 1859-1862; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth, Thirty-ninth, and Fortieth Congresses (March 4, 1863-March 3, 1869); was not a candidate for renomination in 1868; one of the organizers of the First National Bank of Sioux City in 1871 and served as its president until January 15, 1879; was also interested in railroad building in Iowa and in mining property in Leadville, Colo.; died in Sioux City, Iowa, September 22, 1879; interment in Floyd Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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