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Richard Bennett Hubbard

senator , governor of Texas

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.