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Chester Dorman HUBBARD

(1814-1891)

HUBBARD, Chester Dorman, (father of William Pallister Hubbard), a Representative from West Virginia; born in Hamden, Middlesex County, Conn., November 25, 1814; moved with his parents in 1819 to Wheeling, Va. (now West Virginia); was graduated from the Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn., in 1840; engaged in banking and in the manufacture of iron and lumber; member of the Virginia house of delegates in 1852 and 1853; delegate to the Virginia convention in Richmond in 1861 and opposed secession; delegate to the West Virginia convention in Wheeling the same year; served in the senate of West Virginia in 1863 and 1864; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1864 and 1880; elected as an Unconditional Unionist to the Thirty-ninth Congress and reelected as a Republican to the Fortieth Congress (March 4, 1865-March 3, 1869); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Interior (Fortieth Congress); resumed banking and manufacturing pursuits; died in Wheeling, W.Va., August 23, 1891; interment in Greenwood Cemetery.

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

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