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HUBBARD, Gardiner Greene [1822-1897] -- American lawyer, financier

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HUBBARD, Gardiner Greene, lawyer, was born in Boston, Mass., Aug. 25, 1822; son of Judge Samuel and Mary (Greene) Hubbard; grandson of Gardiner Greene, and a direct descendant of the Rev. William Hubbard, Harvard, 1642. He was a projector of, and director in, the American Bell Telephone company; organized the international, the oriental and other foreign corporations under the Bell patents, and perfected the telephone service of Russia. In 1876 he was appointed by President Grant a special commissioner to investigate the subject of railway mail transportation. He was a member of the board of education of Massachusetts; regent of the Smithsonian Institution; vice-president of the American Association to Promote the Teaching of Speech to the Deaf, and of the American Association of Inventors and Manufacturers; a member of the Anthropological, the Geological and the National Geographic societies of Washington, D.C.; president of the joint commission of the scientific societies of Washington; governor of the Society of Colonial Wars; he was a trustee of the Washington free public library.

He received the honorary degree of LL.D. from Columbian university in 1888, and from Dartmouth in 1894. His daughter Mabel became the wife of ¤Alexander Graham Bell. Hubbard was instrumental in bringing Bell's invention to successful realization by his capital and executive ability.

In 1898 Mr. Hubbard's widow presented to the U.S. government the large collection of etchings and engravings which he had gathered, together with $20,000 for its annual increase. He died in Washington, D.C., Dec. 11, 1897.  -30-
 

Chronology

1841
He was graduated at Dartmouth
1843-1873
Practised law in Boston
1866
Established the first American school for the deaf, at Chelmsford, MA
1867-1897
A trustee of the Clarke Institution for Deaf Mutes
1873-1887
Practised law in Washington, D.C.
1876
Appointed by President Grant to determine the proper rates for railway mail
1876
A commissioner to the Centennial Exposition
1883
Founder of the journal Science
1883-1897
A trustee of the Columbian university, D.C.
1888
Founder of the National Geographic Society
1888-1897
President of NGS
1894
A regent of the Smithsonian Institute

Selected Works

  • he Education Of Deaf Mutes: Shall It Be By Signs Or Articulation? (1867 pamphlet)
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    Associated

    • Son-in-law: ¤BELL, Alexander Graham [1847-1922] American inventor (telephone)

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