|Birth: ||Nov. 16, 1837|
|Death: ||Jul. 23, 1913|
South Dakota, USA
US Congressman. Elected to represent South Carolina in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1876 to 1877. Also served as a Member of the South Carolina State Legislature. bio by 46537737
The son of John R. & Rebecca Buttz, in 1860, he was a law student living in Oxford Township, Warren County, New Jersey. He stood 5' 7" tall and had black hair and black eyes.
A Civil War veteran, he enlisted in New Jersey April 26, 1861, mustered into federal service May 10 as a private with Co. H, 2nd New Jersey Infantry, and honorably discharged with his company July 31, 1861. He then enlisted in Philadelphia August 28, 1861, and mustered into federal service September 14 as a 2nd lieutenant with Co. I, 11th Pennsylvania Cavalry (108th Pa). He was promoted to 1st lieutenant October 12, 1862, and wounded in 1863. He resigned his commission effective October 28, 1863, for reasons of health. On March 13, he was brevetted retroactively to the ranks of both captain and major.
Admitted to the bar shortly after his discharge, he opened a law practice in Roanoke, Virginia, even before the war had ended. He moved to Charleston, South Carolina, in 1870 and filled a vacancy in the House of Representatives as a Republican 1877-1878, the last in which the federal government had charge of the South. Ergo, he chose not to stand for election in a state that would not elect another Republican to Congress for about a century. He then moved to Fargo, North Dakota, founded the town of Buttzville, and served as state's attorney and in the legislature.
North Dakota, USA
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Record added: Jan 23, 2003
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