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 David Christy Butler

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David Christy Butler

  • Birth 15 Dec 1829 Linton, Greene County, Indiana, USA
  • Death 25 May 1891 Pawnee City, Pawnee County, Nebraska, USA
  • Burial Pawnee City, Pawnee County, Nebraska, USA
  • Memorial ID 7266930

Nebraska Governor. In 1858, he moved to Pawnee City, Nebraska, where he became involved in the livestock and mercantile industries. He was a member of the Nebraska Territorial House of Representatives, in 1861 and a member of the Nebraska Territorial Council, in 1864. In 1866, he was elected as a Republican the 1st Governor of Nebraska. During his time in office, a railroad development was promoted, the state capital was relocated to Lincoln, internal improvements and immigration incentives were endorsed and an agricultural college and a state university were organized. In 1871, impeachment charges were brought against Governor Butler for misappropriation of state funds and he was removed from office. However, six years later his impeachment record was expunged from his legislative transcript. In 1882, he was elected to the Nebraska State Senate as an Independent and then retired after his term from public service until his death at age 61.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 16 Mar 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7266930
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for David Christy Butler (15 Dec 1829–25 May 1891), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7266930, citing Pawnee City Cemetery, Pawnee City, Pawnee County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .