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    Benjamin Franklin Butler

    Birth: 11-5-1818

    Death: 1-11-1893

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From the political graveyard: http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/butler1.html#027.42.42

"Also known as Benjamin F. Butler; "The Bold and Bilious Benjamin" — of Lowell, Middlesex County, Mass. Born in Deerfield, Rockingham County, N.H., November 5, 1818. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1853; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1859; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1860; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, 1867-75, 1877-79 (5th District 1867-73, 6th District 1873-75, 7th District 1877-79); defeated, 1874; Governor of Massachusetts, 1883-84; defeated, 1859 (Democratic), 1860 (Democratic), 1878 (Butler Democrat), 1879 (Butler Democrat), 1883 (Democratic); Greenback candidate for President of the United States, 1884. Died while attending court in Washington, D.C., January 11, 1893 (age 74 years, 67 days). Interment at Hildreth Cemetery, Lowell, Mass.
 		Presumably named for: Benjamin Franklin
 		Relatives: Father of Blanche Butler (who married Adelbert Ames); grandfather of Butler Ames (1871-1954).
 		Political family: Ames-Butler family of Massachusetts.
 		See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial"

More information at http://www.mrlincolnswhitehouse.org/inside.asp?ID=131&subjectID=2

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From the political graveyard: http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/butler1.html#027.42.42 "Also known as Benjamin F. Butler; "The Bold and Bilious Benjamin" — of Lowell, Middlesex County, Mass. Born in Deerfield, Rockingham County, N.H., November 5, 1818. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1853; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1859; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1860; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, 1867-75, 1877-79 (5th District 1867-73, 6th District 1873-75, 7th District 1877-79); defeated, 1874; Governor of Massachusetts, 1883-84; defeated, 1859 (Democratic), 1860 (Democratic), 1878 (Butler Democrat), 1879 (Butler Democrat), 1883 (Democratic); Greenback candidate for President of the United States, 1884. Died while attending court in Washington, D.C., January 11, 1893 (age 74 years, 67 days). Interment at Hildreth Cemetery, Lowell, Mass. Presumably named for: Benjamin Franklin Relatives: Father of Blanche Butler (who married Adelbert Ames); grandfather of Butler Ames (1871-1954). Political family: Ames-Butler family of Massachusetts. See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial" More information at http://www.mrlincolnswhitehouse.org/inside.asp?ID=131&subjectID=2
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