Cyclopædia of Political Science, Political Economy, and the Political History of the United States
BUTLER, Benj. F., was born at Deerfield, N. H., Nov. 5, 1818, was graduated at Waterville college in 1838, and practiced law in Lowell, Mass. Until 1860 he was a democrat. He served through the rebellion as major general, and was a representative in congress (republican) 1867-75 and 1877-9. In 1878 and 1879 he was the candidate of the greenback party for governor, and in both years was supported by the mass of the democrats.
—See Parton's Butler in New Orleans.
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