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Orlando HUBBS

(1840-1930)

HUBBS, Orlando, a Representative from North Carolina; born in Commack, Suffolk County, N.Y., February 18, 1840; attended the district schools and the local academy at Commack; went to Northport in 1856 and learned the trade of a carriage and wagon builder and subsequently became employed as a ship’s joiner at Hunters Point, N.Y.; moved to New Bern, N.C., in 1865 and became engaged in mercantile pursuits; took an active part in organizing the Republican Party in North Carolina; sheriff of Craven County 1871-1881; elected as a Republican to the Forty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1881-March 3, 1883); was not a candidate for renomination in 1882; returned to New York in 1890 and settled in Central Islip; engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the New York assembly 1902-1908; served in the State senate in 1910 and 1911; resided in Smithtown Branch, Suffolk County, N.Y., until his death on December 5, 1930; interment in Commack Cemetery, Commack, N.Y.

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

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