David HUBBARD, Congress, AL (1792-1874)


HUBBARD, David, (cousin of Samuel Houston), a Representative from Alabama; born near the town of Old Liberty (now Bedford), Bedford County, Va., in 1792; attended the county schools and an academy; during the War of 1812 entered the Army and served as major in the Quartermaster Corps; moved to Huntsville, Ala., where he worked as a carpenter; studied law; was admitted to the bar about 1820 and commenced practice in Huntsville; moved to Florence and served as solicitor 1823-1826; moved to Moulton in 1827 and entered the mercantile business; member of the State senate in 1827 and 1828; member of the board of trustees of the University of Alabama 1828-1835; moved to Courtland in 1829, where he engaged in buying and selling Chickasaw Indian land; member of the State house of representatives in 1831, 1842, 1843, 1845, and 1853; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1839-March 3, 1841); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1840 to the Twenty-seventh Congress; resumed the practice of law; elected to the Thirty-first Congress (March 4, 1849-March 3, 1851); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1850 to the Thirty-second Congress; delegate to the Southern Commercial Congress at Savannah, Ga., in 1859; presidential elector on the Breckinridge and Lane ticket in 1860; member of the Confederate States House of Representatives 1861-1863; first Confederate States Commissioner of Indian Affairs 1863-1865; moved to Spring Hill, Tenn.; died at the home of his son in Pointe Coupee Parish, La., January 20, 1874; interment in Trinity Episcopal Churchyard, Rosedale, Iberville Parish, La.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present