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Butler, O to R

BUTLER (Soundex B346) — See also BEUTLER, BRULTE, BURTELL, BUTER, BUTLAND, BUTLIN, BUTTLER, CUTLER, HOSTUTLER, OUTLER, STUTLER, SUTLER, UTLER.

  Butler, P. W. — Democrat. Presidential Elector for Florida, 1908. Burial location unknown.
  Butler, Paul E. — National candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1896. Burial location unknown.
  Butler, Paul M. — of South Bend, St. Joseph County, Ind. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1952; member of Democratic National Committee from Indiana, 1954; Chairman of Democratic National Committee, 1955-60. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Butler, Paul T. — of Michigan. Prohibition candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 3rd District, 1892. Burial location unknown.
  Butler, Penny — of Houston, Harris County, Tex. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1988. Female. Still living as of 1988.
  Butler, Perlin S. — of Woodstock, Windham County, Conn. Republican. Elected Connecticut state house of representatives from Woodstock 1904. Burial location unknown.
  Butler, Pierce (1744-1822) — of South Carolina. Born in County Carlow, Ireland, July 11, 1744. Democrat. Member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1778-89; Adjutant General of South Carolina, 1779; Delegate to Continental Congress from South Carolina, 1787; member, U.S. Constitutional Convention, 1787; U.S. Senator from South Carolina, 1789-96, 1802-04. Episcopalian. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., February 15, 1822 (age 77 years, 219 days). Interment at Christ Church Burial Ground, Philadelphia, Pa.; cenotaph at St. Michael's Church Cemetery, Charleston, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Sir Richard Butler (1699-1771) and Henrietta (Percy) Butler (1701-1794); married, January 10, 1771, to Mary Middleton (1748-1790; niece of Henry Middleton (1717-1784); first cousin of Arthur Middleton).
  Political families: Middleton-Huger-Rutledge-Drayton family of Charleston, South Carolina; Pinckney-Middleton-Laurens family of Charleston, South Carolina; Shippen-Middleton family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  The World War II Liberty ship SS Pierce Butler (built 1942, torpedoed and lost 1941), was named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Butler, Pierce (1866-1939) — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn.; Washington, D.C. Born in Northfield, Rice County, Minn., March 17, 1866. Democrat. Lawyer; Ramsey County Attorney, 1893-96; general counsel, Chicago & St. Paul Railroad, 1899-1905; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1916; Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1922-39; died in office 1939. Catholic. Member, Phi Kappa Psi. Died in Washington, D.C., November 16, 1939 (age 73 years, 244 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery, St. Paul, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of Patrick Butler and Mary A. Butler; married, August 25, 1891, to Annie M. Cronin.
  See also federal judicial profile — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Butler, Pierce, Jr. — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1928. Burial location unknown.
  Butler, Pierce Mason (1798-1847) — also known as Pierce M. Butler — of South Carolina. Born April 11, 1798. Governor of South Carolina, 1836-38; colonel in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War. Killed in action at Battle of Churubusco, Distrito Federal, August 20, 1847 (age 49 years, 131 days). Interment somewhere in Edgefield, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of William Butler (1759-1821) and Behethland (Moore) Butler; brother of William Butler (1790-1850) and Andrew Pickens Butler; married to Miranda Duval; uncle of Matthew Calbraith Butler.
  Political family: Butler family of Edgefield, South Carolina (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Butler, Preston — of Decatur, Macon County, Ill. Whig. Postmaster at Decatur, Ill., 1849-51. Burial location unknown.
  Butler, R. P. — of Carrollton, Carroll County, Ky. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1860. Burial location unknown.
  Butler, Ralph — of Cortland County, N.Y. Democrat. Candidate for New York state assembly from Cortland County, 1932, 1933. Burial location unknown.
  Butler, Rhett — of Tennessee. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 2000. Still living as of 2000.
  Butler, Rhett W. (b. 1940) — of Lake Forest, Lake County, Ill. Born in Oak Park, Cook County, Ill., March 9, 1940. Mayor of Lake Forest, Ill., 1993-96. Still living as of 1996.
  Butler, Richard (1743-1791) — of Pennsylvania. Born April 1, 1743. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; state court judge in Pennsylvania, 1788; member of Pennsylvania state senate, 1790. Killed on an expedition against Indian tribes, November 4, 1791 (age 48 years, 217 days). Original interment in unknown location; reinterment at Soldiers Monument, Fort Recovery, Ohio.
  Butler counties in Ohio and Pa. are named for him.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Butler, Richard (b. 1834) — of Clinton, DeWitt County, Ill. Born in Canada, November 11, 1834. Naturalized U.S. citizen; served in the Union Army during the Civil War; printer; publisher; postmaster; U.S. Vice & Deputy Consul in Hamilton, 1898-1911. Burial location unknown.
  Butler, Richard C., Jr. — of Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Arkansas, 1972. Still living as of 1972.
  Butler, Richard J. — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Saloon keeper; member of New York state assembly from New York County 9th District, 1903. Charged in March 1904 with having received stolen property in the form of three barrels of liquor found in the cellar of his saloon, but the magistrate determined that they had been delivered without his knowledge. Burial location unknown.
  Butler, Robert (1897-1955) — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in St. Louis, Mo., July 16, 1897. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Ambassador to Australia, 1946-48; Cuba, 1948-51. Died in 1955 (age about 57 years). Burial location unknown.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Butler, Robert A. — of Rochester, Monroe County, N.Y. Democrat. Candidate for New York state assembly from Monroe County 3rd District, 1915. Burial location unknown.
  Butler, Robert A. — also known as Bobby Butler — Democrat. Candidate in primary for Texas state board of education 9th District, 2002. Still living as of 2002.
  Butler, Robert L. — of Marion, Williamson County, Ill. Mayor of Marion, Ill., 2007. Still living as of 2007.
  Butler, Robert N. — of Washington, D.C. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from District of Columbia, 1968. Still living as of 1968.
  Butler, Robert Paul (b. 1883) — also known as Robert P. Butler — of West Hartford, Hartford County, Conn. Born in Prairieville, Barry County, Mich., December 25, 1883. Democrat. Newspaper reporter; lawyer; U.S. Attorney for Connecticut, 1934-45. Congregationalist. Member, American Bar Association; Delta Psi. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Robert W. Butler and Bertha E. (Watson) Butler; married, June 4, 1910, to Emily Joslyn.
  Butler, Robert Reyburn (1881-1933) — also known as Robert R. Butler — of Condon, Gilliam County, Ore.; The Dalles, Wasco County, Ore. Born in Butler, Johnson County, Tenn., September 24, 1881. Republican. Lawyer; Presidential Elector for Oregon, 1908, 1916; circuit judge in Oregon, 1909-11; member of Oregon state senate, 1913-17, 1925-28; U.S. Representative from Oregon 2nd District, 1928-33; died in office 1933. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias; Elks; Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Died of heart disease and pneumonia, at Providence Hospital, Washington, D.C., January 7, 1933 (age 51 years, 105 days). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery, The Dalles, Ore.
  Relatives: Grandson of Roderick Randum Butler (1827-1902).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Butler, Roderick Randum (1827-1902) — also known as Roderick R. Butler — of Taylorsville, Wilson County, Tenn.; Mountain City, Johnson County, Tenn. Born in Wytheville, Wythe County, Va., April 9, 1827. Republican. Member of Tennessee state senate, 1859; state court judge in Tennessee, 1865; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 1st District, 1867-75, 1887-89; member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1879. Died in Mountain City, Johnson County, Tenn., August 18, 1902 (age 75 years, 131 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery, Mountain City, Tenn.
  Relatives: Grandfather of Robert Reyburn Butler (1881-1933).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Butler, Ronald E. — of Madisonville, Hopkins County, Ky. Democrat. Candidate in primary for Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, 1975. Still living as of 1975.
  Butler, Roy — of Huntingdon, Carroll County, Tenn. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1956. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Butler, Roy — of Austin, Travis County, Tex. Mayor of Austin, Tex., 1971-75. Still living as of 1975.
  Butler, Ruby — of Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1980. Female. Still living as of 1980.
  Butler, Russell See J. Russell Butler
  Butler, Ruth Gibson (1891-1981) — also known as Ruth G. Butler — of Houghton, Houghton County, Mich.; Marquette, Marquette County, Mich. Born in Republic, Marquette County, Mich., July 11, 1891. Republican. Member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1961-62; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Houghton District, 1961-62; candidate for Michigan state house of representatives from Houghton District, 1962. Female. Episcopalian. Member, League of Women Voters; Order of the Eastern Star. Died in March, 1981 (age 89 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Daughter of Thomas Henry Gibson and Alice (Quinn) Gibson; married to Jesse C. Butler.


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