John Henry Hubbard

John Henry Hubbard ( born March 24, 1804 in Salisbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut; † 30 July 1872 in Litchfield, Connecticut ) was an American politician. Between 1863 and 1867 he represented the state of Connecticut in the U.S. House of Representatives.


John Hubbard attended the public schools of his home. After a subsequent study of law and its made ​​in 1828 admitted to the bar, he began practicing in his new profession in Lakeville. Between 1849 and 1852 Hubbard also worked as a prosecutor. At the same time he began a political career. From 1847 to 1849 he sat in the Senate from Connecticut. In 1855 he moved to Litchfield, where he also worked as a lawyer.

Hubbard was a member of the Republican Party, founded in 1854. In the congressional elections of 1862 he was in the fourth electoral district of Connecticut in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he succeeded the Democrats George C. Woodruff on March 4, 1863. After a re-election in 1864 he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1867 two coherent legislative periods. These were determined by the events of the Civil War and the early years of Reconstruction in the former Confederate states. In the second term, there was also in Congress to considerable debate about the policies of President Andrew Johnson. In 1866, Hubbard was not nominated by his party for another term.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, John Hubbard withdrew from politics. He practiced until his death in July 1872 again as a lawyer.