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Orville L. Hubbard, LLB

 
 
Orville L. Hubbard, LLB Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, October 7, 2019
1. Orville L. Hubbard, LLB Marker
Inscription.  
Orville L. Hubbard (1903-82) was mayor of Dearborn for 15 terms, from 1942-78, one of the longest tenures of any full-time U.S. mayor. Born near Union City, Michigan, Hubbard served in the Marine Corps from 1922-25 and graduated from Detroit College of Law. Settling in Dearborn, he ran unsuccessfully for public office nine times before becoming mayor.

Sometimes labeled a political "boss," Hubbard was a colorful, controversial figure who won re-election by landslide margins despite a libel judgement, a recall attempt, a grand jury investigation, a governor's removal hearing, and a federal civil rights conspiracy trial. A self-acknowledged segregationist, he periodically gained negative national attention for comments that disparaged African-Americans.

Largely because of disproportionanately high property taxes levied against Ford Motor Co. and other businesses, he was able to keep homeowners' taxes low and still provide what he called "the world's best public service" while creating Deaborn's signature facilities — well-maintained parks and pools, Camp Deaborn, the Henry Ford Centennial Library, and housing
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Erected 2017.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics.
 
Location. Marker has been permanently removed. It was located near 42° 18.49′ N, 83° 14.396′ W. Marker was in Dearborn, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker was at the intersection of South Brady Street and Garrison Street, on the right when traveling north on South Brady Street. Marker is outside of the Dearborn Historical Museum's McFadden-Ross House. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 915 South Brady Street, Dearborn MI 48124, United States of America.

We have been informed that this sign or monument is no longer there and will not be replaced. This page is an archival view of what was.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. U.S. Arsenal 1839-1875 Powder Magazine (a few steps from this marker); Making Moves (within shouting distance of this marker); U. S. Arsenal - - - Armory (approx. 0.2 miles away); U.S. Arsenal-Sutler's Shop (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Military Reserve
Orville L. Hubbard, LLB Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, October 7, 2019
2. Orville L. Hubbard, LLB Marker
This marker is to the left of the statue.
(approx. ¼ mile away); Michigan Soldiers Trained at U.S. Arsenal During Civil War (approx. ¼ mile away); Commandant's Quarters (approx. ¼ mile away); U.S. Arsenal Officers' - Surgeons' Quarters and Barracks 1833 - 1875 (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dearborn.
 
Also see . . .  Controversy over the Orville Hubbard statue. Section of Wikipedia article about Orville Hubbard. (Submitted on June 19, 2020, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 
 
Orville Liscum Hubbard LL.B. Plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, October 7, 2019
3. Orville Liscum Hubbard LL.B. Plaque
April 2, 1903 - December 16, 1982
U.S. Marine Corps
Mayor of Dearborn, Michigan
from
January 6, 1942 - January 1, 1978
Orville L. Hubbard Statue image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, October 7, 2019
4. Orville L. Hubbard Statue
The statue and plaque were relocated from the former Dearborn City Hall (see Dearborn City Hall / Orville L. Hubbard on HMdb.org)
Orville L. Hubbard, LLB Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, June 11, 2020
5. Orville L. Hubbard, LLB Marker
Marker and stature were removed on June 5, 2020.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 6, 2020, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 340 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 6, 2020, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.   5. submitted on June 19, 2020, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.

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