Edward Burd Hubley

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Edward Burd Hubley (1792 – February 23, 1856) was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Edward B. Hubley
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 8th district
In office
March 4, 1835 – March 3, 1839
Preceded byHenry King
Succeeded byPeter Newhard
Personal details
Born1792 (1792)
Reading, Pennsylvania
DiedFebruary 23, 1856(1856-02-23) (aged 63–64)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Political partyJacksonian
Democratic

BiographyEdit

Edward B. Hubley was born in Reading, Pennsylvania. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1820 and commenced practice in Reading. He afterwards moved to Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania, the county seat of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.

Hubley was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress and reelected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth Congress. He served as canal commissioner of Pennsylvania from 1839 to 1842. He was appointed on November 8, 1842, as a commissioner to adjust and settle certain claims under the treaty with the Cherokee Indians of 1835. He resumed the practice of law in Reading and later moved to Philadelphia, where he died in 1856. Interment in Charles Evans Cemetery in Reading, Pennsylvania.

SourcesEdit

  • United States Congress. "Edward Burd Hubley (id: H000899)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • The Political Graveyard
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district

1835–1839
Succeeded by