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Benjamin Franklin Butler

Benjamin Franklin Butler, army officer, governor of Massachusetts, congressman. member Massachusetts House of Representatives, 1853, Massachusetts Senate, 1859; member United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts 40th-43d, 45th congresses, 1867-1875, 77-79.

Background

  • Butler, Benjamin Franklin was born on November 5, 1818 in Deerfield, New Hampshire, United States. Son of John and Charlotte (Ellison) B.: graduate Waterbury College (now Colby U.), 1838.

  • Education

    • Graduate Waterbury College (now Colby U.), 1838.

    Career

    • General Massachusetts Militia at beginning of Civil War.

    Works

    • Author: Butler’s Book (autobiography), 1892.

    Membership

    Member Massachusetts House of Representatives, 1853, Massachusetts Senate, 1859. Member United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts 40th-43d, 45th congresses, 1867-1875, 77-79.

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    • Married Sarah Hildreth May 16, 1844, 1 daughter, Blanche.
    • father: John B.:
    • mother: Charlotte (Ellison) B.:
    • spouse: Sarah Hildreth May 16
    Benjamin Butler
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    Died January 11, 1893
    (aged 74)
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