Mabel Gardiner Hubbard

Businessperson, Organization founder

1857 – 1923

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Who was Mabel Gardiner Hubbard?

Mabel Gardiner Hubbard, was the daughter of Boston lawyer Gardiner Greene Hubbard, who was the first president of the Bell Telephone Company. She was also the wife of Alexander Graham Bell, an eminent scientist and the inventor of the first practical telephone.

From the time of Mabel's courtship with Graham Bell in 1873, until his death in 1922, Mabel became and remained the most significant influence in his life. Folklore held that Bell undertook telecommunication experiments in an attempt to restore her hearing which had been destroyed by disease close to her fifth birthday, leaving her completely deaf for the remainder of her life.

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Born
Nov 25, 1857
Cambridge
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  • United Kingdom
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Jan 3, 1923

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on July 23, 2013

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