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  Butler, William Orlando
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NameWilliam Orlando Butler
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, Kentucky , United States
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Born April 19, 1791
Died August 06, 1880 (89 years)
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Infoa Representative from Kentucky; born in Jessamine County, Ky., April 19, 1791; moved with his parents to Maysville, Ky.; pursued preparatory studies; was graduated from Transylvania University, Lexington, Ky., in 1812; studied law at Lexington; during the War of 1812 served as captain, and was brevetted major for distinguished service in the Battle of New Orleans; aide to General Jackson in 1816 and 1817; was admitted to the bar in 1817 and commenced practice at Carrollton, Ky.; member of the State house of representatives in 1817 and 1818; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-sixth and Twenty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1839-March 3, 1843); was not a candidate for reelection; during the war with Mexico was commissioned major general of Volunteers June 29, 1846; received the thanks of Congress and a sword for gallantry in the storming of Monterey, Mexico; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for Vice President in 1848; declined appointment as Governor of Nebraska Territory in 1855; delegate to the peace convention held in Washington, D.C., in 1861 in an effort to devise means to prevent the impending war; died in Carrollton, Ky., August 6, 1880; interment in a private burying ground at the foot of Butlers Hill, near Carrollton, Ky.


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  02/01/1861 Washington Peace Convention - Delegate Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  06/05/1852 US President - D Convention Lost 3.18% (-32.66%)
  06/05/1852 US Vice President - D Convention Lost 2.90% (-58.80%)
  11/07/1848 US Vice President Lost 43.79% (-12.41%)
  05/26/1848 US President - D Convention Lost 0.96% (-56.59%)
  05/26/1848 US Vice President - D Convention Won 52.81% (+29.69%)
  08/05/1844 KY Governor Lost 47.98% (-4.03%)
  04/26/1841 KY - District 13 Won 52.81% (+5.62%)
  08/01/1839 KY - District 13 Won 51.36% (+2.71%)
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