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HUB BARD, Samuel Dickinson, congressman, born in Middletown, Connecticut, 10 August, 1799; died there, 8 October, 1855. He was graduated at Yale in 1819, and studied law, but, on inheriting a large property, engaged in manufacturing. In 1845-'9 he served in congress as a Whig, and in 1852-'3 was postmaster-general. For many years he was president of the Middletown Bible society, and was a generous contributor to benevolent and educational enterprises. Wesleyan university conferred upon him the degree of LL.D. in 1854.
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