The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
Index to Politicians

Butler, A to B


  Butler, A. B. — Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1884, 1892. Burial location unknown.
  Butler, A. H. — of Fillmore County, Minn. Republican. Delegate to Minnesota state constitutional convention 8th District, 1857; member of Minnesota state house of representatives, 1859-62 (District 9 1859-60, District 14 1861-62); delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1868. Burial location unknown.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Butler, A. S. — of Mexia, Limestone County, Tex. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1944. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Butler, Aaron — of Wayne County, Mich. Republican. Candidate for Michigan state house of representatives 33rd District, 1976. Still living as of 1976.
  Butler, Albert W. — of Rockland, Knox County, Maine. Republican. Mayor of Rockland, Maine, 1897-98. Burial location unknown.
  Butler, Alfred E. — of Suffern, Rockland County, N.Y. Acting postmaster at Suffern, N.Y., 1928. Burial location unknown.
  Butler, Algernon Lee (1905-1978) — also known as Algernon L. Butler — of Clinton, Sampson County, N.C. Born in Clinton, Sampson County, N.C., August 2, 1905. Republican. Lawyer; member of North Carolina state house of representatives, 1931; delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1936, 1940 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization), 1948; Sampson County Attorney, 1938-51; member of North Carolina Republican State Executive Committee, 1942-59; U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina, 1959-75; took senior status 1975. Episcopalian. Member, Sigma Nu; American Bar Association; Rotary. Died May 5, 1978 (age 72 years, 276 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George Edwin Butler and Eva Boykin (Lee) Butler; married, June 5, 1935, to Josephine Lydia Broadwell.
  Cross-reference: Frank William Bullock, Jr.
  Butler, Alice Smith (b. 1868) — also known as Alice S. Butler; Alice Smith — of Farmington, Franklin County, Maine. Born in Marshfield, Washington County, Maine, April 5, 1868. Republican. Member of Maine Republican State Committee, 1928; secretary of Maine Republican Party, 1928; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Maine, 1928. Female. Congregationalist. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Daughter of Joseph Smith and Sarah (Harmon) Smith; married, October 21, 1891, to Frank W. Butler.
  Butler, Alton H. — of Oak Park, Oakland County, Mich. Village president of Oak Park, Michigan, 1933. Burial location unknown.
  Butler, Amelia C. — of Durant, Choctaw Nation County, Indian Territory (now Bryan County, Okla.). Postmaster at Durant, Indian Territory, 1901. Female. Burial location unknown.
  Butler, Ammi R. (1821-1901) — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born September 4, 1821. Democrat. Mayor of Milwaukee, Wis., 1876-78. Died April 4, 1901 (age 79 years, 212 days). Interment at Forest Home Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wis.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Butler, Amos F. — of Torrington, Litchfield County, Conn. Democrat. Candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives from Torrington, 1904. Burial location unknown.
  Butler, Andrew Pickens (1796-1857) — also known as Andrew P. Butler — of Edgefield, Edgefield District (now Edgefield County), S.C. Born in Edgefield, Edgefield District (now Edgefield County), S.C., November 18, 1796. Lawyer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives from Edgefield, 1824-31; member of South Carolina state senate from Edgefield, 1832-33; resigned 1833; common pleas court judge in South Carolina, 1834-46; U.S. Senator from South Carolina, 1846-57; died in office 1857. Slaveowner. Died near Edgefield, Edgefield District (now Edgefield County), S.C., May 25, 1857 (age 60 years, 188 days). Interment at Butler United Methodist Church Cemetery, Saluda, S.C.; cenotaph at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of William Butler and Behethland Foote (Moore) Butler; brother of William Butler Jr. and Pierce Mason Butler; married, December 5, 1829, to Susan Ann Simkins (daughter of Eldred Simkins); married 1831 to Rebecca Harriet Hayne; uncle of Matthew Calbraith Butler.
  Political family: Butler-Perry-Belmont-Slidell family of Edgefield, South Carolina (subset of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  Butler County, Kan. is named for him.
  Epitaph: "He was of very noble nature, of high endowments, of lofty moral qualities. As a judge, the Judicial Records of the State sho whis abilities. In the Senate of the United States, that illustrious body was illustrated by his creer. In all that he said and did, there was a dash of genius and heroism. His fire seemed to be passed on a high stage of Public Dalies, but his heart was always amidst tender and gentle affections. He was prompt to weep with those who wept, he was equally ready to rejoice with those who were in joy. His death, elicited lamentations made of Public Expression to the circle of his intimacies. It spread the deepest of affections."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Butler, Andrew Pickens (1826-1902) — of Aiken County, S.C. Born in Edgefield District (now Edgefield County), S.C., December 15, 1826. Democrat. Cotton planter; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of South Carolina state senate from Aiken County, 1876-79; resigned 1879; South Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture, 1879-90. Member, Grange. Died in Aiken County, S.C., May 14, 1902 (age 75 years, 150 days). Interment at Sweetwater Cemetery, Edgefield, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Seth Butler and Catherine Maria (Day) Butler; married, November 18, 1847, to Phoebe Amanda Anderson.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Butler, Anthony — of Elizabeth City, Pasquotank County, N.C. Born in England. Postmaster at Elizabeth City, N.C., 1816. English ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Butler, Anthony — U.S. Special Diplomatic Agent to Mexico, 1829; U.S. Charge d'Affaires to Mexico, 1829-35. Burial location unknown.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Butler, Arthur B. III — U.S. Attorney for Arizona, 1980-81. Still living as of 1981.
  Butler, Arthur D. — of Eggertsville, Erie County, N.Y. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1972. Still living as of 1972.
  Butler, Asa T. — of Hollister, San Benito County, Calif. Republican. Postmaster at Hollister, Calif., 1890-93. Burial location unknown.
  Butler, Augustus S. — Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1872. Burial location unknown.
  Butler, B. F. — of Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1936. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Butler, Beast: See Benjamin Franklin Butler
  Butler, Ben See E. Ben Butler
  Butler, Ben F. — of Osceola, Mississippi County, Ark. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1956; mayor of Osceola, Ark., 1959. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Butler, Ben J. — of Lexington, Fayette County, Ky. Democrat. Kentucky commissioner of agriculture, 1956-59. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Butler, Benjamin C. — of Warren County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Warren County, 1860, 1881. Burial location unknown.
  Butler, Benjamin Franklin (1795-1858) — also known as Benjamin F. Butler — of Albany County, N.Y. Born in Kinderhook Landing, Columbia County, N.Y., December 17, 1795. Lawyer; Albany County District Attorney, 1821-24; member of New York state assembly from Albany County, 1828; U.S. Attorney General, 1833-38; U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, 1838-41, 1845-48; candidate for Presidential Elector for New York. Presbyterian. Died in Paris, France, November 8, 1858 (age 62 years, 326 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, N.Y.
  Presumably named for: Benjamin Franklin
  Relatives: Son of Medad Butler and Hannah (Tylee) Butler; married 1818 to Harriet Allen; descendant of Oliver Cromwell.
  Cross-reference: Jesse Hoyt
  See also Wikipedia article
Benjamin F. Butler Butler, Benjamin Franklin (1818-1893) — also known as Benjamin F. Butler; "The Bold and Bilious Benjamin"; "Beast Butler" — of Lowell, Middlesex County, Mass. Born in Deerfield, Rockingham County, N.H., November 5, 1818. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1853; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1859; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1860; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, 1867-75, 1877-79 (5th District 1867-73, 6th District 1873-75, 7th District 1877-79); defeated, 1874; Governor of Massachusetts, 1883-84; defeated, 1859 (Democratic), 1860 (Democratic), 1878 (Butler Democrat), 1879 (Butler Democrat), 1883 (Democratic); Greenback candidate for President of the United States, 1884. Died while attending court in Washington, D.C., January 11, 1893 (age 74 years, 67 days). Interment at Hildreth Cemetery, Lowell, Mass.
  Presumably named for: Benjamin Franklin
  Relatives: Father of Blanche Butler (who married Adelbert Ames); grandfather of Butler Ames.
  Political family: Ames-Butler family of Lowell, Massachusetts.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: James G. Blaine, Twenty Years of Congress, vol. 2 (1886)
  Butler, Benjamin Franklin — of Cambridge, Furnas County, Neb. Delegate to Nebraska state constitutional convention, 1919-20. Burial location unknown.
  Presumably named for: Benjamin Franklin
  Butler, Bernard W. — Democrat. Candidate for Michigan state senate 12th District, 1942. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Butler, Bobby See Robert A. Butler
  Butler, Brian F. — of Ansonia, New Haven County, Conn. Republican. Candidate for mayor of Ansonia, Conn., 1989. Still living as of 1989.

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