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 Thomas Stalker Butler

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Thomas Stalker Butler Famous memorial

Birth
Uwchlan Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death
26 May 1928 (aged 72)
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Burial
West Goshen Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot
Section B, Lot 112
Memorial ID
6517 View Source

US Congressman. A member of the Republican Party, he served in the US House of Representatives from Pennsylvania for 16 consecutive terms from March 1897 until his death in May 1928. Born in Uwchlan Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania, he attended the local common schools, West Chester State Normal School, and Wyer's Academy in West Chester. He then studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1877, and commenced practicing law in West Chester. In 1888 he was appointed judge of the 15th judicial district of Pennsylvania and became an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1889. In 1896 he was elected to Congress in his first term as an Independent Republican and was elected as a Republican for each succeeding term. While in Congress, he was chairman of the US House Committee on Pacific Railroads (59th through 61st Congresses) and member of the US House Committee on Naval Affairs (66th through 70th Congresses). He died in office at the age of 72. He was the father of US Marine Corps two-time Medal of Honor Recipient General Smedley Darlington Butler.

US Congressman. A member of the Republican Party, he served in the US House of Representatives from Pennsylvania for 16 consecutive terms from March 1897 until his death in May 1928. Born in Uwchlan Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania, he attended the local common schools, West Chester State Normal School, and Wyer's Academy in West Chester. He then studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1877, and commenced practicing law in West Chester. In 1888 he was appointed judge of the 15th judicial district of Pennsylvania and became an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1889. In 1896 he was elected to Congress in his first term as an Independent Republican and was elected as a Republican for each succeeding term. While in Congress, he was chairman of the US House Committee on Pacific Railroads (59th through 61st Congresses) and member of the US House Committee on Naval Affairs (66th through 70th Congresses). He died in office at the age of 72. He was the father of US Marine Corps two-time Medal of Honor Recipient General Smedley Darlington Butler.

Bio by: William Bjornstad


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 30 Sep 1999
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 6517
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6517/thomas-stalker-butler: accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Stalker Butler (4 Nov 1855–26 May 1928), Find a Grave Memorial ID 6517, citing Oaklands Cemetery, West Goshen Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.