Joel Douglas Hubbard

Joel Douglas Hubbard (* November 6, 1860 in Marshall, Saline County, Missouri, † May 26, 1919 in Tampa, Florida ) was an American politician. Between 1895 and 1897 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Joel Hubbard attended the common schools and the Central College in Fayette. After a subsequent medical studies at the Missouri Medical College in St. Louis and his 1882 was admitted as a doctor, he started working, he exercised there until 1886 in Syracuse in this profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Republican Party launched a political career. From 1886 to 1894 he was employed as a county clerk in the administration in Morgan County. In the congressional elections of 1894, Hubbard was in the eighth constituency of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Richard P. Bland on March 4, 1895. Since he has not been confirmed in 1896, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1897.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Hubbard studied law. In 1899 he was admitted to the bar. He then began to practice in his new profession in Versailles. He was also active in the banking industry. In 1904 and 1905 he was again employed as a doctor in Sedalia. Then he returned to Versailles to get back to work as a lawyer and in banking. In 1917, Hubbard moved to El Paso, Texas, where he practiced law. He died on May 26, 1919 in Tampa, and was buried in Versailles.