Historian, university professor of history. Born– October 5, 1918, Winfield. Parents– James A. and Rachel (Smith) Hubbard. Married– Ruth Ann Perry, August 31, 1947. Education– Vanderbilt University, B.A., 1948, Ph.D., 1955; Peabody College, M.A., 1949. Served in the U.S. Army, 1941-1946, captured on Bataan by the Japanese and was a prisoner of war for three and one half years. Teacher, Tennessee high schools, 1949-1951, Austin Peay State University, 1955-88; chairman of the history department, 1979-88. Member; Tennessee, Southern, and American Historical Associations, and the Organization of American Historians. Contributed to various history journals. Awarded emeritus status on his retirement from Austin Peay in 1988.  The Preston Hubbard Scholarship in History at APSU is named in his honor. Died February 17, 2016.


Directory of American Scholars, 1982; Contemporary Authors online


Apocalypse Undone:  My Survival of Japanese Imprisonment during World War II.  Nashville:  Vanderbilt University Press, 1990.

Origins of the Tennessee Valley Authority. Nashville; Vanderbilt University Press, 1961.


The papers of Preston John Hubbard are held by the Montgomery County Library, Clarksville, Tennessee.