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Benjamin Franklin Butler

Congressman , governor , army officer

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

  • Other Work

    • 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.

Connections

Married Sarah Hildreth May 16, 1844, 1 daughter, Blanche.

father:
John B.:

mother:
Charlotte (Ellison) B.:

spouse:
Sarah Hildreth May 16