James Randolph Hubbell

James Randolph Hubbell ( born July 13, 1824 Delaware County, Ohio, † November 26, 1890 in Bellville, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1865 and 1867 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


James Hubbell attended the public schools of his home. Later he worked in Woodbury himself as a teacher. After a subsequent law degree in 1845 and its recent approval as a lawyer in London, he began to work in this profession. Later he transferred his residence and his law firm to Delaware (Ohio ). At the same time he embarked on a political career. Between 1849 and 1863 he was several times delegate in the House of Representatives from Ohio, as its president, he served in 1863. Politically, he was a member of the Republican Party, founded in 1854.

In the congressional elections of 1864 Hubbell was in the eighth election district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of William Johnston on March 4, 1865. Until March 3, 1867, he was able to complete a term in Congress. Since 1865 the work of the Congress was marked by tensions between the Republicans and President Andrew Johnson, which culminated in a narrowly failed impeachment. President Johnson nominated Hubbell as American ambassador in Portugal, which, however, was not confirmed by Congress.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives James Hubbell practiced as a lawyer again. In 1869 he sat in the Senate of Ohio. In the same year he joined the Democratic Party, for which he unsuccessfully ran for the 1870 return to Congress. After that, he is no longer politically have appeared. He died on November 26, 1890 on the estate of his son in Bellville and was buried in Delaware.