As a part of the Finger Lakes Times’ “Looking Back” series, curator of the Geneva Historical Society and HWS adjunct instructor of History John Marks profiled the life of Dr. Andrew D. Hubbs, Hobart class of 1917, as well as his fellow students who also served in World War I.
Shortly after his graduation from Hobart, Hubbs joined the American Ambulance Corps of the Red Cross with several college friends and served as a driver with the Norton-Harjes Ambulance Corps attached to the French army. Upon his return to the States in the fall of 1917, Hubbs entered medical school at Syracuse University as he’d planned before war was declared.
By 1921, he had earned a medical degree and completed an internship at Buffalo City Hospital. He returned to Geneva two years later to establish a practice in which he was engaged for the rest of his life. In 1931, he became physician to Hobart’s athletic teams as well as college physician. Meanwhile, Hubbs served as acting physician for the American Can Company facility in Geneva for 33 years and, by appointment of Governor Thomas E. Dewey, Ontario County coroner.