David Hubbard

David Hubbard (* 1792 near Old Liberty (now Bedford ), Bedford County, Virginia; † January 20, 1874 in Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana) was an American lawyer and politician (Democratic Party). He was a cousin of Samuel Houston.


David Hubbard attended the district schools and an academy. During the British - American War, he joined the U.S. Army and served in the Quartermaster Corps, where he held the rank of Major. Then he moved to Huntsville (Alabama ), where he worked as a carpenter. Hubbard studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1820 and then began to practice in Huntsville. Then he moved to Florence, where he worked as a solicitor 1823-1826. He then moved in 1827 by Moulton, where he worked as a trader.

Hubbard also pursued a political career. He was 1827 and 1828 Member of the Senate of Alabama over the years. Then he was 1828-1835 Member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Alabama. During this time, he moved in 1829 after Courtland and went to the buying and selling Chickasawland after. He was a member of the House of Representatives from Alabama in 1831, 1842, 1843, 1845 and 1853. Hubbard was elected to the 26th U.S. Congress. In 1840 his candidacy for the following 27 U.S. Congress, however, he suffered a defeat. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives on 4 March 1839 to 3 March 1841. Then he went back to his work as a lawyer after. Hubbard ran successfully in 1848 for a seat in 31 U.S. Congress, however, missed his re-election to the 32th U.S. Congress. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives on 4 March 1849 to 3 March 1851. Then he took in 1859 as a delegate to the Southern Commercial Congress in Savannah (Georgia ) part. In the following year he was presidential elector on the Breckinridge and Lane ticket. Hubbard moved to the American Civil War to Spring Hill ( Tennessee). He died in 1874 in his son's house in Pointe Coupee Parish ( Louisiana) and was buried in Trinity Episcopal Churchyard in Rosedale (Louisiana ).