Hubbard, Lucius L. (Lucius Lee), 1849-1933

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State Geologist and University of Michigan regent.

From the description of Lucius Lee Hubbard papers, 1871-1935. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34418644

Lucius Lee Hubbard was born in 1849 and grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. After graduating from Harvard University in 1872, Hubbard also attended the University of Bonn in Germany and received a law degree from the Boston School of Law. After spending several years in business and legal practice around Boston, Hubbard returned to the Universities of Heidelberg and Bonn where he received his Ph.D. in mineralogy. He joined the staff of the Michigan Geological Survey and the Michigan College of Mines in 1890; however in 1893 he left to become the Michigan State Geologist until 1899. Hubbard then headed geological exploration for the Copper Range Company where he discovered the southern extension of the Baltic lode, the last big native copper deposit found in Michigan's Copper Country. This discovery later became the Champion mine, where Hubbard later became general manager. He served as a member of the Board of Control of the Michigan College of Mines, and as a Regent of the University of Michigan from 1910 until his death in 1933 (excerpted from http://www.minrec.org/labels.asp?colid=1121, accessed 3/2010)

From the description of Lucius L. Hubbard Correspondence, 1866-1925. (Michigan Technological University). WorldCat record id: 703879199

Lucius Lee Hubbard was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on August 7, 1849. He received his AB from Harvard in 1872 and his LL.B from Boston University in 1875. After receiving his law degree he took up practice in Boston only to give it up a few years later to devote himself to a career in science. In 1886, he took the AM and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Bonn where he worked with Von Laseaulz. From 1891 to 1893, Hubbard served as assistant to M. E. Wadsworth with the State Geological Survey of Michigan based in Houghton, and then from 1893 to 1899 as Michigan state geologist.

Hubbard was instrumental in the development the state mining industry, most notably in the area of Houghton. After leaving the geological survey, he then became general manager of the Copper Range Mining Co. and the Champion Copper Co., and afterwards was president of the Ojibway Mining Co. From 1905 to 1917 he was a member of the board of control of the Michigan College of Mines. In addition, he was a member of the board of scientific advisers of the geological survey and director of the Houghton National Bank and director and president of the South Range Bank. Houghton served as Regent of the University of Michigan from 1911 until his death in 1933.

Hubbard was author of books on mineralogy and geology, and a collector of Gulliver's Travels and Robinson Crusoe books. He died in Eagle Harbor, Michigan, August 3, 1933.

From the guide to the Lucius L. Hubbard papers, 1871-1935, (Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan)

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Michigan. Geological Survey Division. Records and photographs of the State Geologists, 1871-1999. State Archive of Michigan
referencedIn Claude Halstead Van Tyne papers, 1885-1930 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Hubbard, Lucius L. (Lucius Lee), 1849-1933. Papers, 1880-1892. Maine State Library
creatorOf Beal, Junius E. (Junius Emery), 1860-1942. Junius Emery Beal papers, 1869-1946. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Van Pelt, J. Robert (John Robert) d. 1991. J. Robert Van Pelt Copper Range Company Research Collection, Circa 1853-Circa 1975. Michigan Technological University, J.R. Van Pelt & Opie Library; Michigan Tech
creatorOf Hempstead, Alfred Geer. Correspondence, 1927-1974. Raymond H. Fogler Library
referencedIn Junius E. Beal Papers, 1869-1946 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Wright, Charles E., 1842-1888. The geology of lower Michigan, with reference to deep borings / edited from notes of C.E. Wright by Alfred C. Lane ; with an introduction on the origin of salt, gypsum and petroleum by Lucius L. Hubbard. State Archive of Michigan
referencedIn Jacob Ellsworth Reighard Papers, 1887-1942, 1890-1920 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Hubbard, Lucius L. (Lucius Lee), 1849-1933. Lucius Lee Hubbard papers, 1871-1935. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn William L. Clements papers, 1920-1933 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Department of English Language and Literature (University of Michigan) records, 1919-1994, 1960-1979 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Library (University of Michigan) records, 1837-2005, 1920-2000 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Scott, Fred Newton, 1860-1931. Fred Newton Scott papers, 1882-1931. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf University of Michigan. Dept. of English Language and Literature. Dept. of English Language and Literature (University of Michigan) records, 1919-[ongoing] (bulk 1960-1979). University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Alexander G. Ruthven Papers, 1901-1961, 1906-1951 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Hubbard family. Hubbard family letters, 1849-1950. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Sherzer, William Hittell, 1860-. William Hittell Sherzer papers, 1874-1929. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf University of Michigan. Library. Library (University of Michigan) records, 1837-[ongoing]. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Lambard, Charles A., d. 1873. Papers, 1855-1908. University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
creatorOf Lucius L. Hubbard papers, 1871-1935 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Winchell, N. H. (Newton Horace), 1839-1914. Newton H. Winchell and family papers, 1814-1958. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Shirley Wheeler Smith Papers, 1881-1959 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Lane, Alfred C. (Alfred Church), b. 1863. Alfred C. Lane papers, 1890-1936. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Hubbard, Lucius L. (Lucius Lee) 1849-1933. Lucius L. Hubbard Correspondence, 1866-1925. Michigan Technological University, J.R. Van Pelt & Opie Library; Michigan Tech
creatorOf Clements, William L. (William Lawrence), 1861-1934. William Lawrence Clements papers, 1920-1933. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Kraus, Edward Henry, 1875-1973. Edward H. Kraus papers, 1910-1956. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Arthur Lyon Cross Papers, 1897-1940 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company contracts, 1831-1979 (inclusive) 1880-1940 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Harry Burns Hutchins Papers, 1879-1930 Bentley Historical Library University if Michigan
referencedIn Chase S. Osborn Papers, ca. 1870-1949, 1889-1949 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Harvard University Archives Photograph Collection: Portraits, ca. 1852-ca. 2004 Harvard University Archives.
referencedIn Hatch, Benton L. (Benton Le Roy), 1913-1988. Collection 1696-1960. Raymond H. Fogler Library
referencedIn Fred Newton Scott papers, 1860-1931 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
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associatedWith Adams, Randolph Greenfield, 1892-1951. person
associatedWith Allen, R. C. (Rolland Craten), 1881-1948. person
associatedWith Bates, Henry M. (Henry Moore), 1869-1949. person
associatedWith Beal, Junius E. (Junius Emery), 1860-1942. person
associatedWith Bishop, William Warner, 1871-1955. person
associatedWith Bliss, Aaron Thomas, 1837-1906 person
associatedWith Bliss, A. T. (Aaron Thomas), 1837-1906. person
associatedWith Bulkley, Harry C. (Harry Conant), b. 1870. person
associatedWith Burrows, Julius C. (Julius Caesar), 1837-1915. person
associatedWith Bursley, Joseph A. (Joseph Aldrich), 1877-1950. person
associatedWith Burton, Marion Le Roy, 1874-1925. person
associatedWith Champion Copper Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Clements, William L. (William Lawrence), 1861-1934. person
associatedWith Comstock, William Alfred, 1877-1949. person
associatedWith Cooley, Mortimer E. (Mortimer Elwyn), 1855-1944. person
associatedWith Copper Range Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Copper Range Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Cross, Arthur Lyon, 1873-1940 person
associatedWith Curtiss, R. H. (Ralph Hamilton), 1880-1929. person
associatedWith Davis, Charles Albert, b. 1861. person
associatedWith Demmon, Isaac N. (Isaac Newton), 1842-1920. person
associatedWith Ferris, Woodbridge N., 1853-1928. person
associatedWith Fordney, Joseph W. (Joseph Warren), 1853-1932. person
associatedWith Gore, Victor M. person
associatedWith Gore, Victor Michael, 1858-1941. person
associatedWith Green, Fred W. (Fred Warren), 1872-1936. person
associatedWith Hanchett, Benjamin Sawtell, 1868-1933. person
associatedWith Harvard University. corporateBody
associatedWith Hatch, Benton L. (Benton Le Roy), 1913-1988. person
associatedWith Hempstead, Alfred Geer. person
associatedWith Hinsdale, W. B. (Wilbert B.), 1851-1944 person
associatedWith Hobbs, William Herbert, 1864-1952 person
associatedWith Houghton Copper Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Houghton, Jacob, 1827-1903 person
associatedWith Houghton Mifflin Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Hubbard family. family
associatedWith Hutchins, Harry B. (Harry Burns), 1847-1930 person
associatedWith Kelsey, Francis W. (Francis Willey), b. 1858 person
associatedWith Knox, Frank, 1874-1944 person
associatedWith Koch, Theodore Wesley, 1871-1941 person
associatedWith Kraus, Edward Henry, 1875-1973. person
associatedWith Lambard, Charles A., d. 1873. person
associatedWith Lane, Alfred C. (Alfred Church), b. 1863. person
associatedWith Little, Clarence C. (Clarence Cook), b. 1888 person
associatedWith Martindale, Frederick C. person
associatedWith Mayflower Mining Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Mayflower Mining Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Michigan. Geological Survey Division. corporateBody
associatedWith Michigan Mining School corporateBody
associatedWith Michigan. State Geologist corporateBody
associatedWith Murfin, James Orin, 1875-1940 person
associatedWith Osborn, Chase S. (Chase Salmon), b. 1860 person
associatedWith Pinchot, Gifford, 1865-1946 person
associatedWith Reighard, Jacob Ellsworth, 1861-1942 person
associatedWith Rich, John Treadway, 1841-1926 person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 person
associatedWith Roth, Filibert, 1858-1925 person
associatedWith Russell, Israel C. (Israel Cook), 1852-1906 person
associatedWith Ruthven, Alexander Grant, 1882- person
associatedWith Sawyer, Walter H. (Walter Hulme), 1861-1931 person
associatedWith Scott, Fred Newton, 1860-1931. person
associatedWith Sherzer, William Hittell, 1860- person
associatedWith Sleeper, Albert E., 1862-1934 person
associatedWith Smith, John Walter, 1845-1925 person
associatedWith Smith, Shirley Wheeler, 1875-1959 person
associatedWith Smith, William Alden, 1859-1932 person
associatedWith St. Mary's Canal Mineral Land Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Stone, Ralph, 1868-1956 person
associatedWith Townsend, Charles Elroy, 1856-1924 person
associatedWith University of Michigan corporateBody
associatedWith University of Michigan. Board of Regents. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Michigan. Department of English Language and Literature. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Michigan. Dept. of English Language and Literature. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Michigan. Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Vandenberg, Arthur H. (Arthur Hendrick), 1884-1951 person
associatedWith Van Pelt, J. Robert (John Robert) d. 1991 person
associatedWith Van Tyne, Claude Halstead, 1869-1930 person
associatedWith Wadsworth, M. Edward (Marshman Edward), 1847-1921 person
associatedWith Warner, Frederick Maltby, 1865-1923 person
associatedWith White, Peter, 1830-1908 person
associatedWith Winchell, N. H. (Newton Horace), 1839-1914. person
associatedWith Wright, Charles E., 1842-1888. person
associatedWith Young, Horace Olin, 1850-1917 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Michigan
Isle Royale (Mich.)
Maine
Maine
Michigan
Isle Royale (Mich.)
Houghton (Mich.)
Moosehead Lake (Me.)
Maine.
Houghton (Mich.)
Houghton (Mich.)
Moosehead Lake (Me.)
Moosehead Lake (Me.)
Michigan--Keweenaw Peninsula
Subject
Geology--Maine
Mines and Mineral Resources
Geology
Mines and mineral resources--Michigan
Geology--Michigan
Copper mines and mining
Indians of North America--Michigan
Copper
Railroads
Indians of North America
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Birth 1849

Death 1933

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