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Thomas Hamlin Hubbard

Born: Dec 20, 1838

Death: May 19, 1915

Birthplace: Hallowell

Nationality: United States

Thomas Hamlin Hubbard

Date of Birth : Dec 20, 1838
Date of Death : May 19, 1915
Birth Place : Hallowell

Thomas Hamlin Hubbard was a Union Army colonel from Maine during the Civil War who was awarded the honorary grade of brevet brigadier general, United States Volunteers, for meritorious service. After the war, Hubbard was a lawyer, railroad executive, financier, businessman and philanthropist. Soldier, lawyer, philanthropist, and financier, Hubbard was best known for his enthusiasm for Arctic exploration, which contributed to the discovery of the North Pole. For years he was President of the Peary Arctic Club, which was formed to give Admiral Robert E. Peary financial backing in his polar quest; but after this quest had ended in success Hubbard's interest in the frozen north did not end, and he was one of the financial contributors to the Donald B. MacMillan expedition in the Arctic studying the native tribes.


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