Hub Whiteman was born in Clarkesville, Texas on January 1, 1910. He grew up around cattle and horses and learned to ride at an early age. In 1929, the joined the 101 Ranch Wild West Show which was the beginning for so many famous cowboys.
In 1930, his first rodeo year, he won the Amateur Bronc Riding Championship at Cheyenne, then first in the Professional Bronc Riding at Clayton, New Mexico, then second at Dallas. By then his amateur days were over and championship titles came often to Hub – not only in bronc riding but steer wrestling as well. Now and then he won a calf roping contest, and several times took all-around honors. As a champion cowboy and rodeo performer, he left his bootprints in just about every state in the union and many foreign countries. He was the only cowboy to win both steer wrestling and saddle bronc riding at the Fort Worth Stock Show Rodeo on the same night. He also became the first cowboy evr to ride Colonel W.T. Johnson’s horse, “Hell’s Angel”. In 1941, Hub Whiteman was crowned RCA steer wrestling champion.
World War II and three years of Army service, both here and overseas, interrupted his career as a rodeo cowboy. After the war, he rejoined the rodeo circuit and proved that he could still ride with the best. Hub Whiteman was one of the original founders of the Cowboys Turtle Association, and a charter member of the Rodeo Cowboys Association. He also served as a member of the board of directors of the Rodeo Historical Society of the National Cowboy Hall of Fame. Hub died September 1, 1977 in Clarkesville, Texas.