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Michael Francis Butler

Michael Francis Butler, American lawyer. Bar: Pennsylvania, District of Columbia.


  • Butler, Michael Francis was born on August 17, 1935 in Pittsburgh. Son of Frank J. and Mary M. (Montgomery) Butler.

  • Education

    • Bachelor magna cum laude, Harvard University, 1957. Bachelor of Laws, Yale University, 1960.


    • Member Kirkpatrick & Lockhart, Pittsburgh, 1960-1969. Assistant general counsel for domestic and international business, then deputy general counsel United States Department Commerce, Washington, 1969-1973. Vice president, general counsel Overseas Private Investment Corporation, 1973-1975.

      General counsel Federal Energy Administration, 1975-1977. Partner Andrews & Kurth, 1977-1992. Board directors, chairman audit committee Three Rivers Bancorp, Inc., Three Rivers Bank & Trust Company.

      Member advisory committee Fagan & Company. Member panel of arbitrators Dispute Settlement Center, International Energy Agency, Paris. Past member or chairman United States delegations to Organization of European Cooperation and Development committees, Berne Union, Administrative Conference of the United States.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Pennsylvania, District of Columbia.


    • Contributor articles to professional publications.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Presbyterian


    Past vice chairman class special gifts committee Harvard College and Yale Law School. Past board directors, secretary Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh. Past board directors Bryce Harlow Foundation.

    Fellow American Bar Foundation (life). Member American Bar Association (past chairman committee on foreign investment in the United States international law section), American Arbitration Association (member commercial panel of arbitrators), Pennsylvania Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association, Allegheny County Bar Association, American Law Institute, American Judicature Society, American Society International Law, International Bar Association, Washington Foreign Law Society, Inter-American Bar Association, Harvard Club West Pennsylvania (past. secretary), Harvard Club of District of Columbia (past board directors), Metropolitan Club, Rolling Rock Club (Ligonier, Pennsylvania), Harvard-Yale-Princeton Club (Pittsburgh).


    • father: Frank J. Butler
    • mother: Mary M. (Montgomery) Butler
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    Born August 17, 1935