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John Gellibrand Hubbard


Merchant and politician. In 1821, entered the family merchant business, which had interests in cotton spinning and weaving companies in Russia. Director of the Bank of England from 1838. Chairman of the Public Works Loan Commission from 1853. MP for Buckingham, 1859–68; for the City of London, 1874–87. Created Baron Addington in 1887. Sought reforms of income tax favouring trades and professions over property.




ODNB: Oxford dictionary of national biography: from the earliest times to the year 2000. (Revised edition.) Edited by H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison. 60 vols. and index. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2004.