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Carroll Hubbard, Jr. (born July 7, 1937) is an American former politician. A Democrat, he represented Kentucky in the United States House of Representatives from 1975 to 1993.

Carroll Hubbard
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 1st district
In office
January 3, 1975 – January 3, 1993
Preceded byFrank Stubblefield
Succeeded byThomas Barlow
Member of the Kentucky Senate
In office
Personal details
Born (1937-07-07) July 7, 1937 (age 82)
Murray, Kentucky
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Wilda Hubbard
Alma materGeorgetown College, University of Louisville

Hubbard grew up in Murray, Kentucky, graduated from Georgetown College in 1959 and from the University of Louisville law school in 1962. In 1967, he was elected to serve in the Kentucky Senate.[1]

Hubbard served in Congress for 18 years, but lost his 1992 re-election bid in the Democratic primary to Thomas Barlow after becoming one of a number of Representatives embroiled in the "Rubbergate" House banking scandal.[2][3][4] During his time in Congress, he mounted an unsuccessful primary challenge for governor in 1979.[5]

After he pleaded guilty to violations of federal campaign finance laws, Hubbard served two years in prison from 1995 to 1997.[6] His wife, Carol Brown Hubbard, was also convicted of using his congressional aides to work on her failed campaign for Congress and was sentenced to five years probation.[7]

In 2006 and 2008, Hubbard was unsuccessful in attempts to seek re-election to the Kentucky Senate. He lost by only 58 votes in the 2006 race.[8][9]

In 1983, Hubbard was invited to South Korea to attend a celebration of the 30th anniversary of the United States–South Korea Mutual Defense Treaty with three fellow members of Congress, including Larry McDonald and Senator Jesse Helms. Hubbard and Helms planned to meet with McDonald to discuss how to join McDonald on the Korean Air Lines Flight 007. However, as the delays mounted, instead of joining McDonald, Hubbard at the last minute gave up on the trip, canceled his reservations, and accepted a Kentucky speaking engagement. The flight was later shot down by the Soviet Union killing all passengers and crew.[10]

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  1. ^ Associated Press (January 2, 1974). "Carroll Hubbard announces for Representative's seat". Kentucky New Era. Retrieved March 31, 2010.
  2. ^ Associated Press (May 28, 1992). "Overdraft records burn incumbents". The Ledger. Retrieved March 31, 2010.
  3. ^ Associated Press (January 3, 1995). "Former Congressman reports to US prison hospital in Texas". Kentucky New Era. Retrieved March 31, 2010.
  4. ^ Associated Press (May 27, 1992). "Two lose seats over check scandal". The Register-Guard. Retrieved March 31, 2010.
  5. ^ Sy Ramsey (Associated Press) (May 30, 1979). "Brown wins whirlwind campaign". Kentucky New Era. Retrieved March 31, 2010.
  6. ^ Associated Press (August 5, 1998). "Hubbard rebuilds life after prison". Kentucky New Era. Retrieved March 31, 2010.
  7. ^ Toni Locy (July 1, 1994). "Ex-Representative's Wife Given Five Years' Probation". Washington Post. Retrieved October 4, 2015.
  8. ^ Beth Musgrave (November 5, 2008). "Stein moves up to Senate with big win". Lexington Herald-Leader. Retrieved March 31, 2010.
  9. ^ Associated Press (November 28, 2006). "State elections board certifies election results". Kentucky New Era. Retrieved March 31, 2010.
  10. ^ Farber, Stephen (1988-11-27), "TELEVISION; Why Sparks Flew in Retelling the Tale of Flight 007", The New York Times, retrieved 2009-08-24

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