Martin Butterfield Edit Profile
Born in Westmoreland, New Hampshire, he attended the common schools, farmed, and was active in the Grafton Agricultural Society.
In 1828 he moved to Palmyra, Wayne County, New York. He engaged in the hardware business and also in the manufacture of rope and cordage. Butterfield continued to farm, was active in Palmyra's Union Agricultural Society and served as its President.
Butterfield was a presidential elector on the Whig ticket in 1848 and was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth Congress, holding office from March 4, 1859 to March 3, 1861. He was chairman of the Committee on Agriculture. Butterfield declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1860 and resumed his former business and agricultural pursuits.
He died in Palmyra on August 6, 1866 and was buried Palmyra Cemetery.
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