WILLIAM PALLISTER HUBBARD
From "HISTORY OF THE UPPER OHIO VALLEY,"
Vol. I, page 331-332. Brant & Fuller, 1890.
WILLIAM P. HUBBARD, who has been a successful lawyer at Wheeling for a little more than a quarter century, has achieved honorable distinction both in the fields of jurisprudence and of politics. Mr. Hubbard was born at Wheeling, December 24, 1843, the son of Hon. Chester D. Hubbard, was reared in his native town, and received here the rudiments of his education. After attending for a period the Linsly institute he entered the Wesleyan university at Middletown Conn., where he was graduated in 1863. Returning to Wheeling he pursued the study of law, and was admitted to the bar in the following year, since when he has practiced his profession at this city. During the latter part of the war he was engaged in military service, being a member of the Third West Virginia cavalry, U. S. A., in 1865. From 1866 to 1870 he filled the position of clerk of the West Virginia house of Delegates, and in 1881-2 represented Ohio county in that body, serving on the committee on revision of the statutes. In 1889 Mr. Hubbard was selected by his party as a delegate to the National republican convention at Chicago, and in the same year he was the republican candidate for the office of attorney- general of West Virginia.