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Richard D. Hubbard was executed as an above life-size figure and is located on the southeast side of the State Capitol grounds.  This statue, commissioned by Hubbard’s friends, who were led by George Sargent of Hartford, was unveiled on June 9, 1890.  Hubbard was Connecticut’s first prominent lawyer and its greatest orator.  He was the governor of Connecticut from 1873-79 and was a noted advocate of women’s rights.  Gerhardt depicted Hubbard in a restrained yet bold pose, as if poised to address a crowd.  The statue was cast by the Henry Bonnard Bonze Company in New York.