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Gardiner Hubbard Edit Profile

also known as Gardiner Greene Hubbard

lawyer

the first president of the National Geographic Society and one of the founders of and the first president of the Bell Telephone Company

Career

The son of a Massachusetts judge, he was an 1841 Dartmouth graduate and practiced law in Boston and Washington, D.C. A civic leader, he helped introduce gaslight to Cambridge, Massachusetts., took a leading role in building one of the country's first streetcar lines, and helped develop and expand telephone service.He served 12 years on the Massachusetts Board of Education and, with his son-in-law Alexander Graham Bell, founded the journal Science. He was founder and first president (1888–97) of the National Geographic Society.

Connections

father:
Samuel Hubbard - supreme court justice

Son:
Robert Hubbard

Daughter:
Gertrude Hubbard

Daughter:
Mabel Gardiner Hubbard

became deaf at the age of five from scarlet fever

Daughter:
Roberta Hubbard

Daughter:
Grace Hubbard

Daughter:
Marian Hubbard

son-in-law:
Alexander Graham Bell

Granddaughter:
Grace Hubbard Fortescue