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  BUTTERWORTH: See also Herbert Stewart Goold
  Butterworth, (need first name) — of Passaic County, N.J. Socialist. Socialist Labor candidate for New Jersey state house of assembly from Passaic County, 1909. Burial location unknown.
  Butterworth, A. G. — of Virginia. Republican. Candidate for Presidential Elector for Virginia. Burial location unknown.
  Butterworth, Benjamin (1837-1898) — of Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. Born near Maineville, Warren County, Ohio, October 22, 1837. Republican. Lawyer; member of Ohio state senate, 1874-75; U.S. Representative from Ohio 1st District, 1879-83, 1885-91; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1880; U.S. Commissioner of Patents, 1896-98. Died in Thomasville, Thomas County, Ga., January 16, 1898 (age 60 years, 86 days). Interment at Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Father of Frank Seller Butterworth.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Butterworth, Bob A. — of Florida. Democrat. Florida state attorney general, 1990; candidate for Presidential Elector for Florida; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 2000. Member, Tau Kappa Epsilon. Still living as of 2000.
  Butterworth, Edward L. — of Arcadia, Los Angeles County, Calif. Mayor of Arcadia, Calif., 1962-63, 1970-71. Still living as of 1971.
  Butterworth, Edward R. — of Nahant, Essex County, Mass. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1952. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Butterworth, Frank Seller (born c.1873) — also known as Frank S. Butterworth — of New Haven, New Haven County, Conn. Born in Ohio, about 1873. Republican. Banker; member of Connecticut state senate 8th District, 1907-08; Citizens candidate for mayor of New Haven, Conn., 1911. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin Butterworth.
  Butterworth, Mrs. J. B. — of Gainesville, Alachua County, Fla. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Florida, 1964. Female. Still living as of 1964.
John C. Butterworth Butterworth, John C. (1870-1952) — of Paterson, Passaic County, N.J. Born in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England, 1870. Socialist. Naturalized U.S. citizen; silk weaver; Socialist Labor candidate for Governor of New Jersey, 1913, 1916, 1919, 1925, 1928, 1931, 1937, 1940, 1943, 1949; on October 6, 1924, during a strike at the silk mills in Paterson, N.J., while the city was under martial law, he and other strikers and supporters were arrested and convicted of unlawful assembly; the convictions were later overturned by the New Jersey Supreme Court; Socialist Labor candidate for U.S. Senator from New Jersey, 1924, 1932, 1934, 1938, 1942, 1944, 1946; candidate for Presidential Elector for New Jersey. English ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Industrial Workers of the World. Died in Paterson, Passaic County, N.J., October 17, 1952 (age about 82 years). Burial location unknown.
  Image source: Paterson (N.J.) News, October 18, 1952
  Butterworth, John G. — Socialist. Candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Butterworth, Lois — Candidate for Presidential Elector for Alabama. Female. Still living as of 1972.
  Butterworth, Miriam — of West Hartford, Hartford County, Conn. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1968. Female. Still living as of 1968.
  Butterworth, Robert R. — of Aiken County, S.C. Republican. Chair of Aiken County Republican Party, 1991-93. Still living as of 1993.
  Butterworth, Samuel F. — of Mississippi. U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi, 1838-41. Burial location unknown.
  Butterworth, Samuel F. — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1860. Burial location unknown.
  Butterworth, Thomas — of Rockford, Winnebago County, Ill. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1876. Burial location unknown.
  Butterworth, Virginia — of Tiverton, Newport County, R.I. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Rhode Island, 2008. Female. Still living as of 2008.
  Butterworth, W. H. — of Indiana. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1868. Burial location unknown.
  Butterworth, W. Walton See William Walton Butterworth Jr.
  Butterworth, Walton See William Walton Butterworth Jr.
  Butterworth, William Walton, Jr. (1903-1975) — also known as W. Walton Butterworth — of Brookeville, Montgomery County, Md.; Princeton, Mercer County, N.J. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., September 7, 1903. Rhodes scholar; Foreign Service officer; U.S. Vice Consul in Singapore, 1929-31; U.S. Ambassador to Sweden, 1950-53; Canada, 1962-68. Died, from liver cirrhosis, in Roosevelt Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., March 31, 1975 (age 71 years, 205 days). Interment at Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, La.
  Relatives: Son of Dr. William Walton Butterworth and Maud Ravencamp (Campbell) Butterworth; married, November 10, 1928, to Virginia Parker.
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial

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