Biography of Mark S. Hubbell

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Hubbell, Mark S., Buffalo -This popular and efficient city official was born in Buffalo, February 5, 1857. His commercial training has been long and thorough, and he is equally familiar with the practical and theoretical sides of business operations. His elementary education was obtained from the public schools and the military academies at Montrose and Newark, N. J. After completing his academic course he began the study of law in the office of Francis M. Bangs, and was admitted to the bar at the spring term of the Supreme Court held at Rochester in 1878. He began the practice of law at once, practicing for a short time, subsequently taking up newspaper work. He was employed by the New York World and Telegram, and by the Courier and News of Buffalo, retaining his position with the News for six years. In January, 1894, he was elected to the responsible position of city clerk, which position he still holds and has proved himself by his eminent and unfailing courtesy the best city clerk Buffalo has ever had. While city clerk Mr. Hubbell introduced the idea of municipal advertising, distributing throughout the United States about five thousand copies of the "Manual of the City of Buffalo," following up in 1896 with another edition which was copied by several municipalities of Europe. Mr. Hubbell is a man of wide acquaintance and many friends, is of a very social nature and is affiliated with many societies. He is a member of the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences, Historical Society, Buffalo Press Club, the Ellicott Club, and Landmarks Lodge No. 441, F. & A. M.



Source:
Our County and its people
A descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898

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