Biography of Hugo A. Dubuque
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Dubuque, Hugo Adelard, attorney at law, was born in Canada, November 3, 1854. a son of Moise and Esther (Mathieu) Dubuque. His granduncle was the founder of Dubuque, iowa. His father was one of the early explorers and pioneers of the far west, living in California and Montana from 1840 to 1850, and who died at St. Louis, Mo., on his return from a trip to Montana in 1865. Hugo Adelard obtained his preparatory education in the common schools and was graduated from the college at St. Hyacinthe, P. Q., in the class of 1870. That same year he removed to Troy, N. Y., where he was employed for a few months in a shoe store. He came to Fall River in the autumn of the same year and was a clerk in a grocery and drug store until 1874. In the mean time he diligently studied and prepared himself to enter Boston University Law School, where he completed the full course, and was graduated with the degree of LL.B. in 1877. He was admitted to the Bristol county bar the same year and began the practice of his profession in Fall River, where he has since won distinction as a lawyer. Mr. Dubuque has been honorary president of the Cercle Salaberry, a literary society; and Ligue de Patriotes, a benevolent society. He is active in politics as a Republican, and has taken special interest in education; he was a member of Fall River School Board from 1883 to 1889. During the years 1897-98 he was a member of the Massachusetts Legislature, and took a leading part in the discussion of important questions, being on the committee on judiciary. Mr. Dubuque is the author of a "Historical Sketch of French Canadians," and of an article on the same subject in the French language in the "Guide Canadian Francais" in Fall River. He is one of the leading representatives of the French Canadian people in New England. May 15, 1881, he married Anne M., daughter of William and Abbie (Maley) Coughlin of Fall River. They have three daughters: Pauline, Helene and Marie.

Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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