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Herbert Hendrix Hubbard, attorney and veteran, dies

Herbert Hendrix Hubbard was a retired attorney and World War II veteran.
Herbert Hendrix Hubbard was a retired attorney and World War II veteran. (HANDOUT)

Herbert Hendrix Hubbard, a retired attorney and World War II veteran, died of cancer Monday at the Blakehurst Retirement Community. The former Charlesmead resident was 94.

Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Amberson Hardy Hubbard and Virginia Louise Hendrix.

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He was a 1939 Baltimore City College graduate. He joined the Army Air Forces and served in the Weather Squadron in Canada and Maine during World War II. He attained the rank of sergeant.

He earned a bachelor's degree at the University of Maryland, College Park, then received a degree from the University of Maryland School of Law. He was inducted into the Order of the Coif, an honor society for U.S. law school graduates.

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Mr. Hubbard clerked for a U.S. District Court judge and was later an assistant state's attorney for Baltimore.

In 1959 he joined the firm of Weinberg and Green, later Saul Ewing, where he became a partner. He was also the founding chairman of the Maryland Bar Association's professional liability insurance company, Legal Mutual.

He was a past general counsel for Forest Haven Nursing Home. He retired two years ago from that post.

Mr. Hubbard was a tennis player, antiques collector and music lover. He visited Hong Kong on 11 occasions and spent time in Africa and Europe.

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Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 5603 N. Charles Street, where he was a member.

Survivors include his wife of 13 years, Lesley Pierce; two daughters, Melissa Hubbard O'Donnell of Jacksonville, Fla., and Alison Hubbard Presti of Potomac; and two grandchildren. His first wife of 54 years, Joanne Nottingham, died in 2002.

—Jacques Kelly

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