Harry Hibbard

Harry Hibbard (June 1, 1816 – July 28, 1872) was an American politician and a United States Representative from New Hampshire.


Harry Hibbard
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Hampshire's 3rd district
In office
March 3, 1853 – March 3, 1855
Preceded byJared Perkins
Succeeded byAaron H. Cragin
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Hampshire's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1849 – March 3, 1853
Preceded byJames Hutchins Johnson
Succeeded byDistrict Eliminated
Member of the New Hampshire Senate
In office
Member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born(1816-06-01)June 1, 1816
Concord, Vermont, US
DiedJuly 28, 1872(1872-07-28) (aged 56)
Somerville, Massachusetts, US
Resting placeVillage Cemetery, Bath, New Hampshire, US
Spouse(s)Sara King Hale Bellows Hibbard
RelationsEllery Albee Hibbard
ChildrenAlice Hibbard
ParentsDavid Hibbard
Susannah Streeter Hibbard
Alma materDartmouth College

Early lifeEdit

Born in Concord, Vermont, Hibbard pursued classical studies. He graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire in 1835 where he studied law. After graduation, he was admitted to the bar in 1838 and commenced practice in Bath, Grafton County, New Hampshire.


Hibbard was an assistant clerk and clerk of the New Hampshire House of Representatives from 1840 to 1842. He served as an elected member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives from 1843 to 1845 and Speaker in 1844 and 1845. He served in the New Hampshire Senate in 1845, 1847, and 1848 and as president of that body in 1847 and 1848.[1] In addition, he served as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1848 and 1856.

Elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-first, Thirty-second, and Thirty-third Congresses, Hibbard served as United States Representative for the state of New Hampshire from (March 4, 1849 – March 3, 1855). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1854. After leaving Congress, he declined an appointment to the New Hampshire Supreme Court.


Hibbard died in a sanatorium in Somerville, Massachusetts on July 28, 1872 and is interred at the Village Cemetery, Bath, New Hampshire.

Family lifeEdit

Son of David and Susannah Streeter, Hibbard married Sara King Hale Bellows on May 13, 1848 and they had one daughter, Alice.[2]


  1. ^ Partridge, Henry Villiers (1905). A History of Norwich, Vermont. Dartmouth Press, 1905. p. 133. Retrieved 10 September 2014.
  2. ^ Worcester, Foster, Bell, Samuel Thomas, William Lawrence, Charles Henry (1883). In Memory of Sarah King Hibbard (1822-1879): Wife of Harry Hibbard of Bath, and Daughter of Salma Hale, of Keene, N.H. Press of Deland and Barta, 1883. p. 7. Retrieved 10 September 2014. Harry Hibbard.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
James Hutchins Johnson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Hampshire's 4th congressional district

March 4, 1849 – March 3, 1853
Succeeded by
District Eliminated
Preceded by
Jared Perkins
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Hampshire's 3rd congressional district

March 3, 1853 – March 3, 1855
Succeeded by
Aaron H. Cragin
Political offices
Preceded by
James U. Parker
President of the
New Hampshire Senate

Succeeded by
William P. Weeks
Preceded by
Samuel Swasey
Speaker of the
New Hampshire House of Representatives

Succeeded by
John P. Hale