PoliticalGraveyard.com
The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
Butler County
Pennsylvania

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Butler County

Index to Locations

  • Butler Butler Cemetery
  • Butler Calvary Cemetery
  • Butler North Cemetery
  • Oakland Township North Butler Cemetery


    Butler Cemetery
    Butler, Butler County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      John McCandless Thompson (1829-1903) — also known as John M. Thompson — of Butler, Butler County, Pa. Born near Butler, Butler County, Pa., January 4, 1829. Republican. Lawyer; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1859-60; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1868; Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1872; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1875, 1877-79 (23rd District 1875, 26th District 1877-79). Died in Butler, Butler County, Pa., September 3, 1903 (age 74 years, 242 days). Interment at Butler Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of William George Thompson (1830-1911).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Calvary Cemetery
    Butler, Butler County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Ronald E. Forcht (c.1936-2002) — of Butler, Butler County, Pa. Born in Butler, Butler County, Pa., about 1936. Republican. Automobile dealer; mayor of Butler, Pa., 1982-86. Died, of a brain hemorrhage, in St. Francis Hospital, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., April 8, 2002 (age about 66 years). Interment at Calvary Cemetery.


    North Cemetery
    Butler, Butler County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Ebenezer McJunkin (1819-1907) — of Butler, Butler County, Pa. Born in Center Top, Butler County, Pa., March 28, 1819. Republican. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 23rd District, 1871-75; resigned 1875; state court judge in Pennsylvania, 1875. Died November 10, 1907 (age 88 years, 227 days). Interment at North Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Joseph Baltzell Showalter (1851-1932) — also known as Joseph B. Showalter — of Chicora, Butler County, Pa. Born in Pennsylvania, February 11, 1851. Republican. Member of Pennsylvania state senate 41st District, 1889-92; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 25th District, 1897-1903. Died December 3, 1932 (age 81 years, 296 days). Interment at North Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Thomas Wharton Phillips Jr. (1874-1956) — also known as Thomas W. Phillips, Jr. — of Butler, Butler County, Pa. Born in Pennsylvania, 1874. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1916; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 26th District, 1923-27; candidate in primary for Governor of Pennsylvania, 1926, 1934. Died in 1956 (age about 82 years). Interment at North Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Wharton Phillips (1835-1912).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Gilmore (1780-1845) — of Butler, Butler County, Pa. Born in Somerset County, Pa., February 18, 1780. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1816; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 16th District, 1829-33; Pennsylvania state treasurer, 1841-42. Died May 11, 1845 (age 65 years, 82 days). Interment at North Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Alfred Gilmore (1812-1890).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      George Washington Fleeger (1839-1894) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Concord Township, Butler County, Pa., March 13, 1839. Republican. Member of Pennsylvania state legislature, 1870; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 26th District, 1885-87. Died in Butler, Butler County, Pa., June 25, 1894 (age 55 years, 104 days). Interment at North Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: George Washington
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Haden Wilson (1867-1946) — also known as John H. Wilson — of Butler, Butler County, Pa. Born in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., August 20, 1867. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1916, 1932, 1940 (alternate), 1944; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 22nd District, 1919-21; defeated, 1920; county judge in Pennsylvania, 1933-43. Died in Butler, Butler County, Pa., January 28, 1946 (age 78 years, 161 days). Interment at North Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    North Butler Cemetery
    Oakland Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      William Beatty (1787-1851) — of Butler, Butler County, Pa. Born in Stewartstown, County Tyrone, Ireland (now Northern Ireland), 1787. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; Butler County Sheriff, 1823-26; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 23rd District, 1837-41; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1840-42. Died in Butler, Butler County, Pa., April 12, 1851 (age about 63 years). Interment at North Butler Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial

  • "Enjoy the hospitable entertainment of a political graveyard."
    Henry L. Clinton, Apollo Hall, New York City, February 3, 1872
    The Political Graveyard

    The Political Graveyard is a web site about U.S. political history and cemeteries. Founded in 1996, it is the Internet's most comprehensive free source for American political biography, listing 315,917 politicians, living and dead.
     
      The coverage of this site includes (1) the President, Vice President, members of Congress, elected state and territorial officeholders in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories; and the chief elected official, typically the mayor, of qualifying municipalities; (2) candidates at election, including primaries, for any of the above; (3) all federal judges and all state appellate judges; (4) certain federal officials, including the federal cabinet, diplomatic chiefs of mission, consuls, U.S. district attorneys, collectors of customs and internal revenue, members of major federal commissions; and political appointee (pre-1971) postmasters of qualifying communities; (5) state and national political party officials, including delegates, alternate delegates, and other participants in national party nominating conventions. Note: municipalities or communities "qualify", for TPG purposes, if they have at least half a million person-years of history, inclusive of predecessor, successor, and merged entities.  
      The listings are incomplete; development of the database is a continually ongoing project.  
      Information on this page — and on all other pages of this site — is believed to be accurate, but is not guaranteed. Users are advised to check with other sources before relying on any information here.  
      The official URL for this page is: https://politicalgraveyard.com/geo/PA/BT-buried.html.  
      Links to this or any other Political Graveyard page are welcome, but specific page addresses may sometimes change as the site develops.  
      If you are searching for a specific named individual, try the alphabetical index of politicians.  
      More information: FAQ; privacy policy; cemetery links.  
      If you find any error or omission in The Political Graveyard, or if you have information to share, please see the biographical checklist and submission guidelines.  
    Copyright notices: (1) Facts are not subject to copyright; see Feist v. Rural Telephone. (2) Politician portraits displayed on this site are 70-pixel-wide monochrome thumbnail images, which I believe to constitute fair use under applicable copyright law. Where possible, each image is linked to its online source. However, requests from owners of copyrighted images to delete them from this site are honored. (3) Original material, programming, selection and arrangement are © 1996-2019 Lawrence Kestenbaum. (4) This work is also licensed for free non-commercial re-use, with attribution, under a Creative Commons License.
    Site information: The Political Graveyard is created and maintained by Lawrence Kestenbaum, who is solely responsible for its structure and content. — The mailing address is The Political Graveyard, P.O. Box 2563, Ann Arbor MI 48106. — This site is hosted by HDL. — The Political Graveyard opened on July 1, 1996; the last full revision was done on May 10, 2022.

    Creative 
Commons License Follow polgraveyard on Twitter [Amazon.com]