Hubbard was a grandson of Boston merchant Gardiner Greene. He was also a descendant of Lion Gardiner, an early English settler and soldier in the New World who founded the first English settlement in what later became the State of New York, and whose legacy includes Gardiners Island which remains in the family.
Gardiner Greene Hubbard (August 25, 1822 – December 11, 1897) was a U.S. lawyer, financier, and philanthropist. He was one of the founders of the Bell Telephone Company and the first president of the National Geographic Society. Biography Born in Boston, Massachusetts, he attended Phillips Academy, Andover and graduated from Dartmouth in 1841.
Gardiner Greene Hubbard 1822 - 1897 HPI: 57.33 Rank: 64 Charles Frédéric Girard 1822 - 1895 HPI: 56.45 Rank: 65 Edward Everett Hale 1822 - 1909 HPI: 54.46 Rank: 66 Thomas Hughes 1822 - 1896 HPI: 54.05 Rank: 67 George Stoneman 1822 - 1894 HPI: 53.01 Rank: 68 Others Deceased in 1897 Go to all Rankings Dimitrie Ghica 1816 - 1897 HPI: 59.42 Rank: 59
Gardiner Greene Hubbard, son of Hon. Samuel Hubbard and Mary Ann Greene, was a U.S. lawyer, financier, and philanthropist. He was the first president of the National Geographic Society and one of the founders of and the first president of the Bell Telephone Company which later evolved into AT&T, at times the world's largest telephone company. (1)
Gardiner Greene Hubbard (August 25, 1822 – December 11, 1897) was a U.S. lawyer, financier, and philanthropist. He was one of the founders of the Bell Telephone Company and the first president of the National Geographic Society. Legacy
Gardiner Greene Hubbard (1822 - 1897) Gardiner Greene Hubbard Born 25 Aug 1822 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States Ancestors Son of Samuel Hubbard and Mary Anne (Greene) Hubbard Brother of Elizabeth Greene (Hubbard) Buck, Joanna Perkins (Hubbard) Gillette, Mary Ann (Hubbard) Heath, Caroline (Hubbard) McCurdy and William Coit Hubbard [half]
Gardiner Greene Hubbard was one of the most ambitious and driven businessmen and residents that Washington had ever seen. A lawyer by training, he was the patriarch of both the Hubbard and Bell families, the father of the Bell Telephone Company, the founder of the National Geographic Society, as well as a real estate speculator.
Gardiner Greene Hubbard was born 25 August 1822 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States to Samuel Hubbard (1785-1847) and Mary Ann Greene (1790-1827) and died 11 December 1897 Washington, D.C., United States of unspecified causes.
Gardiner Greene (1753–1832) was a cotton planter and merchant from Boston, Massachusetts who conducted business from his plantation, Greenfield, in Demerara ( Guyana) in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.