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Richard Bennett Hubbard

Richard Bennett Hubbard, American senator, governor of Texas. member United States Senate (Democratic) from Texas, 1876-1882.

Background

  • Hubbard, Richard Bennett was born on November 1, 1832 in Walton County, Georgia, United States. Son of Richard Bennett and Serena (Carter) Hubbard.

  • Education

    • Graduate Mercer College, 1851. Bachelor of Laws, Harvard, circa 1853.

    Career

    • United States district attorney western district of Texas, 1858-1860. Delegate Democratic National Convention, Charleston, South Carolina., 1860, supported John C. Breckinridge against Stephen A. Douglas. Organizer, served to rank of colonel 22d Texas Infantry, Confederate Army, 1860-1865.

      Delegate Democratic National Convention, 1872. Governor Texas, 1873-1876. Member United States Senate (Democratic) from Texas, 1876-1882.

      Temporary chairman Democratic National Convention, Chicago, 1884. Envoy Extraordinary anu Minister Plenipotentiary to Japan, 1884-1888. Author: The United States in the Far East, 1899.

    Works

    • Author: The United States in the Far East, 1899.

    Membership

    Member United States Senate (Democratic) from Texas, 1876-1882.

    Connections

    • Married Eliza Hudson. Married second, Janie Roberts.
    • father: Richard Bennett Hubbard
    • mother: Serena (Carter) Hubbard
    • spouses: Eliza Hudson
    • Janie Roberts.
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    Born November 1, 1832
    Died July 12, 1901
    (aged 68)
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