HUBBARD, Thomas Hill

1781–1857

Biography

HUBBARD, Thomas Hill, a Representative from New York; born in New Haven, Conn., December 5, 1781; pursued classical studies; was graduated from Yale College in 1799; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1804 and commenced practice in Hamilton, N.Y.; surrogate of Madison County 1806-1816; presidential elector on the Clinton and Ingersoll ticket in 1812; district attorney of the sixth district 1816-1818 and of Madison County 1818-1821; elected as a Republican to the Fifteenth Congress (March 4, 1817-March 3, 1819); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Post Office Department (Fifteenth Congress); elected to the Seventeenth Congress (March 4, 1821-March 3, 1823); moved to Utica, N.Y., in 1823; appointed the first clerk of the court of chancery of Oneida County in 1823; clerk of the supreme court 1825-1835; one of the founders of Hamilton College, Clinton, N.Y., and Hamilton (N.Y.) Academy; served as a trustee of Utica (N.Y.) Academy; presidential elector on the Democratic ticket in 1844 and 1852; died in Utica, N.Y., May 21, 1857; interment in Forest Hill Cemetery.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division

Washington, DC
Papers: 1817-1823, 146 items. The papers of Thomas Hill Hubbard (1781-1823) span the years 1817 to 1823 and consist of letters written by him to his wife, Phebe, during his two nonconsecutive terms in the United States House of Representatives as a congressman from New York. The letters are arranged chronologically. The collection also includes a published lecture delivered by Robert J. Hubbard concerning the depiction of political and social life in Washington, D.C., in the letters.

Boston Public Library

Boston, MA
Papers: 1 letter.

New-York Historical Society

New York, NY
Papers: September 14, 1803; March 21, 1822. 2 letters. Finding aid in repository.
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