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History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925
Moses Gilbert Hubbard, Jr.

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[This information is from Vol. III, pp. 669-670 of History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925, edited by Nelson Greene (Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1925). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 974.7 G81h. This online edition includes lists of portraits, maps and illustrations. As noted by Paul Keesler in his article, "The Much Maligned Mr. Greene," some information in this book has been superseded by later research or was provided incorrectly by local sources.]

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The third member of the law firm of Fuller, Brown & Hubbard, which has come rapidly to the fore in the professional life of Utica, is Moses Gilbert Hubbard, Jr., a young attorney who came to this city in 1917. Mr. Hubbard was born in Chicago, Illinois, but obtained his early education in New Jersey. Born on January 19, 1893, he is the son of Moses Gilbert Hubbard, Sr., and his wife, Mina (Hildebrand) Hubbard, now residents of Chatham, New Jersey. The father is a mechanical and electrical engineer and still active in his profession.

Moses Gilbert Hubbard, Jr., attended the public schools of Chatham as a boy and later entered the high school of Summit, New Jersey, where he prepared for entrance to Middlebury College, Vermont. He graduated from that institution in 1913, with the Bachelor of Arts degree and took up the study of law in Columbia Law School of New York city, completing the course there three years later. The same year, 1916, witnessed Mr. Hubbard's admission to the bar of New York state. The young attorney initiated his career as a clerk in the office of the well known New York city firm of Davies, Auerbach & Cornell. At the beginning of the year 1917 he left the great metropolis for Utica, to enter the office of Kernan & Kernan, where he soon attracted the favorable attention of the other members of his profession in Oneida county and the city of Utica. In 1919 he formed a partnership with Bradley Fuller, a prominent member of the Oneida county bar, and in 1922 Gay H. Brown resigned as a member of the firm of Kernan & Kernan and became associated with Mr. Fuller and Mr. Hubbard, under the firm name of Fuller, Brown & Hubbard. Mr. Hubbard has proved himself deserving of the confidence placed in his ability and is coming to occupy an enviable position in local legal circles.

Mr. Hubbard is extremely well known in this vicinity for his work in behalf of the American Legion and the World war veterans. His own record in the war is a highly creditable one. Entering the air service on February 19, 1918, he took the rigorous training exacted of all candidates for the Aviation Corps and was a flying cadet when the armistice brought an end to all martial preparations. He was released from the army with an honorable discharge on December 23, 1918. He has been one of the leading spirits in Utica Post, No. 229, American Legion, and as its commander in 1921 and 1922 did much to forward the work of the organization. He is now a member of the county committee of the American Legion and a trustee of the World War Veterans' Relief Fund. His clubs are the Exchange Club, of which he is vice president, the City and University Clubs of this city, and he is also affiliated with the local organization of Elks. As a Mason he has been very active in the bodies of that order, belonging to Liberty Lodge, A. F. and A. M.; Oneida Chapter, R. A. M.; Utica Commandery No. 3, Knights Templars, of which he is captain general; and Ziyara Temple of the Mystic Shrine.

On May 30, 1917, Mr. Hubbard was married to Miss Phyllis Edwards Hopkins, daughter of Harry A. Hopkins of Belchertown, Massachusetts. Mr. and Mrs. Hubbard have three children: Phyllis, born August 3, 1918; Moses Gilbert (III), born November 26, 1919; and Eugene Plineius, born December 25, 1922. Mr. Hubbard has many social qualities that attract to him the admiration and friendship of those with whom he is associated, while his interest in those things that promote civic betterment has made him a leader among the public-minded citizens of the community. Utica is fortunate in having a man of his stamp among her younger business and professional men to whom the city must inevitably look for leadership in the coming years.

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