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Jay Abel Hubbell (September 15, 1829October 13 1900) was a politician and judge from the U.S. state of Michiganmarker, who served as a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Hubbell was born in Avon (now Rochester Hillsmarker), Michigan. He graduated from the University of Michiganmarker at Ann Arbormarker in 1853, studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1855. He was elected district attorney of the Upper Peninsulamarker in 1857 and 1859. Two years later, he began serving as prosecuting attorney of Houghton Countymarker from 1861 to 1867.

In 1872, Hubbell was elected as a Republican to the 43rd and to the four succeeding Congresses, serving from March 4, 1873 to March 3, 1883 becoming the first to represent Michigan's 9th congressional district. Governor John J. Bagley appointed Hubbell as state commissioner to the 1876 Centennial International Exhibition, in which capacity he collected and prepared the state exhibit of minerals. During the 47th Congress he chaired the Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Interior.

After leaving Congress, he served in the state Senate from 1885 to 1887, was a presidential elector for Michigan in the 1892 election, and served as circuit judge of the twelfth judicial circuit from 1894 until his resignation in 1899. He died in Houghton, Michiganmarker and is interred there at Forest Hill Cemetery.

Jay Abel Hubbell is the eponym of Hubbellmarker, an unincorporated community in Houghton County.


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