Biography of Hon. Hubbard R. Yetman
Richmond County, NY Biographies

THE HON. HUBBARD R. YETMAN was born in Monmouth county, New Jersey, in 1847, and was educated in the high school at Freehold. When scarcely fifteen years of age he enlisted in the 14th Regt. N. Y. Vols., and went to the front as drummer boy. He remained until his regiment was mustered out at the close of the war, and was in a number of severe engagements. He, however, escaped without any serious injury. On his return from the army he settled at Tottenville, and taught in the public schools for fifteen years. During this time he was elected to the office of justice of the peace for several terms and also represented several insurance companies for which he secured a large business.

In 1888, he received the Democratic nomination of member of assembly and was elected by a heavy majority. He was again elected to the assembly in 1891 and 1892, in both instances receiving large majorities. During each of Mr. Yetman's terms in the assembly he was honored by important committee appointments.

Among the important laws passed during Mr. Yetman's three terms as a member of the legislature. affecting Richmond county, were the following:

To settle the boundary line in the Kill von Kull, between the states of New York and New Jersey.

To establish a board of county assessors.

To establish a board of county excise commissioners.

To change the senatorial and congressional districts. To tax the property known as. Sailors' Snug Harbor. To amend the laws relating to water supply for villages.

To extend the terms of supervisors to two years and fix the salary at $1,000 per year.

To extend the term of police commissioners to five years.

To increase the police force of the county.

To cede to the United States property adjoining Fort Wadsworth.

To create a fund for pensioning retired police officers.

Mr. Yetman was married, in 1870, to Miss Sarah Joline, of Tottenville, and has four children: Laura, Arthur, Grace and Willie.

Prominent Men of Staten Island 1893
A. Y. Hubbell, Publishers
New York, 1893.

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