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Thomas Butler
Birth: Apr. 14, 1785
Death: Aug. 7, 1847

US Congressman. Born near Carlisle, Pennsylvania, he became an attorney in 1806, moved to Mississippi Territory in 1807 and was active in the militia as commander of a cavalry troop with the rank of Captain. In 1811 he moved to West Feliciana Parish. Butler owned cotton and sugar plantations, was appointed Parish Judge in 1812, and became Judge of the District Court in 1813. In 1818 he was the successful Democratic-Republican nominee for the US House of Representatives in a special election held to fill the vacancy created when Thomas B. Robertson resigned. Butler won election to a full term later in 1818 and served from November, 1818 to March, 1821. He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1820 and served temporarily as Judge of the District Court in 1822 and again in 1840. He became a member of the Whig party when it was founded in the 1830s, and later joined the American (Know Nothing) party. He also served as President of the Louisiana College Board of Trustees and was a member of the Louisiana Historical Society. Butler continued to practice and manage his business interests until his death in St. Louis, Missouri. His St. Francisville plantation home, "The Cottage", still stands and is on the National Register of Historic Places. (bio by: Bill McKern) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Ann Ellis Butler (1796 - 1878)*
 
 Children:
  Pierce Butler (1817 - 1888)*
  Richard E Butler (1819 - 1908)*
  Margaret Butler (1821 - 1890)*
  Anna Eliza Butler (1825 - 1902)*
  Sarah Jane Duncan Butler (1827 - 1888)*
  Robert Ormonde Butler (1832 - 1874)*
  Mary Ellis Butler (1834 - 1914)*
  Edward Gaillard Butler (1837 - 1887)*
 
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Burial:
Butler Cemetery
West Feliciana Parish
Louisiana, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Michelle Woodham
Record added: Apr 01, 2009
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Thomas Butler
Added by: Bill McKern
 
Thomas Butler
Added by: Michelle Woodham
 
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