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Hubbard, Philip A.

(born: 1845  -  died: 1902) Rev. Philip A. Hubbard was born enslaved in Kentucky, the son of Philip and Rosanna Hubbard. He became  chairman of the first Republican convention held in Boone County, MO.

Hubbard had served with the Union Army during the Civil War. He was licensed to preach in 1872 and was admitted to the AME Church Missouri Conference in 1873.

Rev. Hubbard had several nicknames, such as "Silver Dollar Hubbard" and "The Dollar Money King," all because of his success in collecting the per capital tax for the church while serving as the presiding elder of the Colorado Springs District of the AME Church.

His remarkable ability with finances led to his being named the financial secretary of the AME Church. He also served as pastor at several churches and in 1901 was a delegate to the Ecumenical Conference in Europe. Rev. Hubbard set sail for England in August of 1901 and his wife joined him in September. While they were in England, Rev. Hubbard became ill, so the couple returned to the U.S. Rev. Hubbard died in Washington, D.C. in January of 1902. His body was taken by train to Macon, MO, where he was buried.

For more see Rev. Philip H. Hubbard on p. 583 in The Encyclopaedia of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, compiled by Bishop R. R. Wright; "May be Bishop Hubbard in 1900," Colored American, 11/12/1898, p. 8; "Rev. Hubbard a delegate. He goes to England to represent the great A. M. E. Church," Colored American, 4/7/1900, p. 14; and "The Late Dr. Philip Hubbard," Freeman, 2/1/1902, p. 4.

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