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John Hubbard was a native of Readfield, Maine. He was born March 22, 1794, and was a son of Dr. John and Olive Wilson Hubbard, both natives of New Hampshire. The father was born in Kingston, in 1759, and the mother in Brentwood, in 1761. They came to Readfield in 1784, where they had a family of twelve children, eight daughters and four sons, two of whom died in childhood. John was the eldest son. The father was a physician and farmer and for a time was prosperous, but misfortune overtook him and he finally lost a greater part of his property. He died April 22, 1838, and his wife passed away October 20, 1847. Readfield is a town located in Kennebec County, Maine. ... 1794 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... State nickname: The Granite State Other U.S. States Capital Concord Largest city Manchester Governor John Lynch Official languages English Area 24,239 km² (46th)  - Land 23,249 km²  - Water 814 km² (3. ... 1759 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1761 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1784 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1838 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1847 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...

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Childhood and Early Career

John in his boyhood days had only the advantages of the district school of his town, and when he was sixteen years old he had spent only ten months in a high school. He was a young man of great muscular power, and his strength was utilized in carrying on the work of the farm, of which he had charge. Having resolved to get an education, he devoted all his spare hours to study until he was nineteen years old. Japanese high school students in uniform High school, or Secondary school, is the last segment of compulsory education in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan (Republic of China) (only junior high school) and the United States. ...


In 1813, then in his twentieth year. his father gave him fifteen dollars and a horse. With this outfit John started for Dartmouth College to learn the requirements for entering that institution, and then immediately commenced to fit himself for complying with them. He rode across the country to Albany, New York, where he engaged as tutor in a private family, devoting all his leisure hours to study. So good progress had he made in the work of preparing himself for his contemplated collegiate course, that in one year he was able to pass the examination for admission to the Sophomore class. Entering Dartmouth in 1814, he graduated in the class of 1816, with high rank, especially in the department of mathematics. 1813 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... For other uses of the name Dartmouth, see Dartmouth Dartmouth College is a private university in Hanover, New Hampshire, and a member of the Ivy League. ... Albany is the capital of the state of New York in the United States of America. ... 1814 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1816 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Mathematics is the study of quantity, structure, space and change. ...


After his graduation he became Principal of the Academy at Hallowefl, where he taught two years to earn money to pay the debts incurred in college. He then accepted a flattering offer to go to Dinwiddie County, Virginia, to teach an academy. Here he remained two years, and having decided to take medicine as a profession he entered the Medical Department of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, in 1820, receiving his diploma as Doctor of Medicine in 1822. Dinwiddie County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn or UPenn, although the former is the preferred and recognized nickname of the University) is a private university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and a member of the Ivy League. ... Philadelphia is a village located in Jefferson County, New York. ... 1820 was a leap year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... The Medicinæ Doctor or Doctor of Medicine (M.D. or D.M.) is a doctorate level degree held by medical doctors. ... 1822 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...


During his former residence in Virginia Mr. Hubbard had made many warm friends, and on graduating from the medical school he resolved to go to that State and practice his profession. Here he remained seven years, until 1829, during which time he had built up a very successful business. In 1825 he had married Miss Sarah H. Barrett of Dresden, Maine. They had two children, one of whom died in Virginia. A brother, Thomas, who had fitted himself for a doctor, followed John to Virginia, and just as he was entering upon a most promising professional career was stricken with disease and died. 1829 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1825 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Dresden is a town located in Lincoln County, Maine. ...


Coping with Loss

The loss of his child and brother so disheartened Doctor Hubbard and his wife that they resolved to return to Maine. Before doing this he thought it best to spend some time in the hospitals and medical school in Philadelphia, in more thoroughly perfecting himself in his profession. This he did, and in 1830 became a permanent resident of Hallowell. Here he gained a wide reputation as a medical practitioner. He was a man of great physical force and of vigorous intellect, and his large experience and immense energy of body and mind soon placed him in the front rank of physicians in the State. He would often drive seventy-five miles to visit patients or consult with other physicians in dangerous cases, and it is said that he kept four horses in almost constant use. No distance seemed too long or deprivation too great for him, and he was ready at all times, night or day, to answer calls for his services. Philadelphia is a village located in Jefferson County, New York. ... 1830 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Binomial name Equus caballus The Horse (Equus caballus) is a large ungulate mammal, one of the seven modern species of the genus Equus. ...


Though devoted to his profession and engrossed in its cares and labors, Doctor Hubbard did not neglect his political duties. Espousing the principles of the Democratic party in his younger years, he was always an ardent adherent to it and gave it his unqualified support. In 1843 he was elected to the State Senate and served with distinction. During the session an effort was made to pass a law to obstruct the operations of the Fugitive Slave Law passed by Congress in 1793. Doctor Hubbard was chairman of the Committee to which this bill and all petitions supporting it were referred. While he was an outspoken enemy of slavery, he argued that to pass this bill would be an unconstitutional act and a violation of the federal compact. His arguments prevailed, and the bill was killed in the Senate. There are many political parties of diverse political orientation called the Democratic Party or similar. ... 1843 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... The Fugitive Slave Law of the United States may refer to one of two laws of the same name: Fugitive Slave Law of 1793 Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... 1793 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... A monument celebrating the emancipation of slaves in the British Empire in 1834, erected in Victoria Tower Gardens, Millbank, Westminster, London Look up Slavery in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Slavery is a condition of control over a person against their will, enforced by violence or other forms of coercion. ...


Hubbard the Governor

In 1849 Doctor Hubbard was nominated by his party as its candidate for Governor and was elected over his Whig opponent, E. L. Hamlin. He was re-elected in 1850, the Whig candidate this time being William G. Crosby. By an amendment in the Constitution the beginning of the political year was restored to the first Wednesday in January, and the Government, by an act of the Legislature, was continued over without an election in 1851. Governor Hubbard was re-nominated in 1852, but while he received a large plurality of the popular vote he failed to get a majority, and William G. Crosby, the Whig candidate, was elected by the Legislature after a severe contest. 1849 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... This article is about the British Whig party. ... 1850 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Events January 23 - The flip of a coin determines whether a new city in Oregon is named after Boston, Massachusetts, or Portland, Maine, with Portland winning. ... 1852 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... This article is about the political process. ...


During his term of office, Governor Hubbard advocated the establishment of a reform school, the establishment of an agricultural college, the establishment of a female college, and suitable appropnations for the support of academies and colleges, nearly all of which measures were subsequently adopted. He urged that all the lands lying in this State owned in common or in severalty by Massachusetts and Maine be purchased by the State. A resolve was passed in 1852 authorizing him to take such action as he deemed proper, and the Governor with A. P. Morrill and John A. Poor entered into negotiations that finally resulted in the purchase of these lands at most satisfactory prices by the State. In 1852 he, as Governor, signed the first act known as the "Maine Law." This caused considerable dissatisfaction in his party, and no doubt was the cause of his defeat that year. State nickname: Bay State Other U.S. States Capital Boston Largest city Boston Governor Mitt Romney Official languages English Area 27,360 km² (44th)  - Land 20,317 km²  - Water 7,043 km² (25. ... State nickname: The Pine Tree State Other U.S. States Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Governor John Baldacci Official languages None Area 86,542 km² (39th)  - Land 80,005 km²  - Water 11,724 km² (13. ...


Last Years

Doctor Hubbard was conscientious in the discharge of his official duties, doing what he believed to be right, regardless of friends or foes. He was the earnest supporter of every cause which he thought would advance the moral, social, or personal welfare of the people. In 1859 he was appointed a Commissioner under the Reciprocity Treaty concluded between the United States and Great Britain in 1854, in which the fisheries questions were involved. This was his last official position. 1859 is a common year starting on Saturday. ... 1854 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


The death of his son, who fell in the attack on Port Hudson, in May 1863, was a sorrow that clouded his last years. He lived to see the success of our arms, but not that entire restoration of peace between the North and South he greatly desired. He died suddenly, at his home in Hallowell, February 6, 1869. Port Hudson, is a small town in Louisiana located about 20 mile northeast of Baton Rouge. ... This article is about the month of May. ... 1863 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Hallowell could refer to: Edward Hallowell, biologist Hallowell, Maine This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... February 6 is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1869 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ...


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