Biography of Leverett M. Hubbard
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HON. LEVERETT MARSDEN HUBBARD, WALLINGFORD: Attorney at Law.

Leverett M. Hubbard was born at Durham, April 23, 1849. He was educated at the Wilbraham Academy and Wesleyan University, at which latter institution was also educated his father, Rev. Eli Hubbard, who, for many years before his death, in 1868, had been a clergyman of distinction in Mississippi. His mother was the daughter of Mr. L. W. Leach, for many years a prominent merchant and honored citizen of Durham, and the only sister of Hon. L. M. Leach and Hon. Oscar Leach, both of whom are well known as among the most substantial and influential men in Middlesex county. Mr. Hubbard's mother died when he was three years of age, and from that time until he went from home to attend school he lived with his grandparents at Durham. After leaving college he studied law at the Albany Law School, graduating in 1870. In August of that year he located in Wallingford, and soon became marked at the bar of his county, and by the community generally, as a young man of fine spirit and rare intellectual endowments. From that time he has steadily grown in the confidence and esteem of the community, until now, no lawyer of his age in New Haven county has a more remunerative practice, or is more widely known and respected. From the beginning of his practice he has maintained an office connection in New Haven. For a year he pursued his studies with the late Charles Ives. From 1874 to 1877 he was a law partner of Morris F. Tyler, and since that time he has been associated with John W. Alling, one of the leading lawyers in the state. Mr. Hubbard was appointed postmaster of Wallingford by President Grant in 1872, which office he held by successive reappointments until the inauguration of President Cleveland in 1885, when he resigned with an unexpired commission for three years. He administered that office with great intelligence and fidelity, and to the universal acceptance of its patrons who, without respect of party, tendered him, upon his retirement, a complimentary banquet, which was widely remarked at the time for its elaborateness and the enthusiasm which attended it.

Mr. Hubbard has been borough attorney since 1870, and counsel for the town during most of the same period. He has been a director in the First National Bank of Wallingford since its organization in 1881, and a director in the Dime Savings Bank since 1881. He has also been a trustee of the Wesleyan Academy at Wilbraham, Mass., since 1881. Upon the establishment of a borough court for Wallingford by the legislature of 1886 he accepted the position of its first judge, and is now discharging the duties of that office to the eminent satisfaction of the community. In 1886 he was elected Secretary of State on the republican ticket, which had Governor Lounsbury at its head, and during the term of his office performed its duties with signal ability.

Mr. Hubbard is esteemed throughout the community as an honorable and upright citizen, enjoying great popularity among all classes and in both political parties.

From:
Illustrated Popular Biography
Of Connecticut
Compiled and Published by J. A. Spalding
Press of the Case, Lockwood & Brainard Co.
Hartford, Conn. 1891


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