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Banker , Lawyer

Richard Colburn Butler, American banker, lawyer. Bar: Arkansas 1933, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1943. Decorated Bronze Star.


Butler, Richard Colburn was born on January 1, 1910 in Little Rock. Son of R. Colburn and Edna (Clok) Butler.


Student, Little Rock Junior College, 1929. Bachelor of Arts Arkansas, 1931. Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Arkansas, 1986.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), Hendrix College, 1981.


General practice law, Little Rock, 1933-1963. Partner firm House, Holmes, Butler & Jewell, 1941-1963. President, chairman board Commercial National Bank Little Rock, 1963-1980, senior chairman, 1980-1981.

President, director Arkansas National Stockyards Company, 1958-1978, First Arkansas Development Finance Сorporation. Chairman, director Little Rock Abstract Company, 1971-1981. Chairman Peoples Savings & Loan Association, Little Rock, 1980-1984.

Director Kin-Ark Corporation, Tulsa, 1972-1991, 94—.


  • Bar: Arkansas 1933, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1943.


Salvation can be achieved through deep and sincere believe in God.


A believer should support social climates, in which human communities are maintained and strengthened for the sake of all persons and their growth.


Loss, fear, grief or guilt may be weighing someone down. Never give up. Keep up with the search of truth in yourself and you will be awarded with the sense of happiness and joy you are looking for.


Board directors, treasurer Heifer Project International, 1986-1991. President Maumelle Gardens, Inc., since 1968. Member United Methodist Foundation, since 1964, chairman board directors, 1981-1984.

President board trustees Little Rock University, 1961-1963. Board directors Little Rock Boys Club, president, 1960. Board directors Heifer International Foundation, since 1991.

National associate for Arkansas Boys Clubs America, 1964-1974. Member Pillars Club, United Way Pulaski County. Trustee Hendrix College, Conway, Arkansas, 1969-1981.

Trustee Heifer International Foundation, since 1993. Founder Butler Arboretum, Little Rock, Butler Center at Little Rock public library. Major United States Army Air Force, 1942-1946, China.

Member American Bar Association, Arkansas Bar Association, American Judicature Society, American Hemerocallis Society, American Iris Society Foundation (life, regional vice president 1960-1961), Iris Foundation (president since 1995, board directors), Bookfellows (president 1961), Little Rock Chamber of Commerce (president 1952), American Daffodil Society (board directors 1987-1990), National Trust for Historic Preservation, University Arkansas-Little Rock Heritage Association (founding member), Little Rock Country Club, Little Rock XV Club, University Arkansas Chancellor's Club, Union League (Chicago), Kiwanis.


Married Gertrude Remmel, March 7, 1936. 1 son, Richard Colburn.

R. Colburn Butler

Edna (Clok) Butler

Gertrude Remmel