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  Butler, Benjamin Franklin
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NameBenjamin Franklin Butler
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Lowell, Massachusetts , United States
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Born November 05, 1818
Died January 01, 1893 (74 years)
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Info(grandfather of Butler Ames and father-in-law of Adelbert Ames), a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Deerfield, N.H., November 5, 1818; moved with his mother to Lowell, Mass., in 1828; attended high school and Exeter Academy, and was graduated from Waterville College (now Colby College), Waterville, Maine, in 1838; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1840 and commenced practice in Lowell, Mass.; member of the State house of representatives in 1853; served in the State senate in 1859; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions at Charleston and Baltimore in 1860; entered the Union Army April 17, 1861, as a brigadier general; promoted to major general May 16, 1861, and assigned to the command of Fort Monroe and the Department of Eastern Virginia; resigned November 30, 1865; elected as a Republican to the Fortieth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1867-March 3, 1875); chairman, Committee on Revision of the Laws (Forty-second Congress), Committee on the Judiciary (Forty-third Congress); one of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives in 1868 to conduct the impeachment proceedings against Andrew Johnson, President of the United States; unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination for Governor in 1871 and 1872 and for reelection to the Forty-fourth Congress in 1874; elected to the Forty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1877-March 3, 1879); declined to be a candidate for renomination; unsuccessful candidate for Governor as an independent in 1878 and as a Democrat in 1879; elected Governor in 1882 by the combined efforts of the Greenback and Democratic Parties; unsuccessful candidate for President of the United States on the Greenback and Anti-Monopolist ticket in 1884; died while attending court in Washington, D.C., January 11, 1893; interment in Hildreth Cemetery, Lowell, Mass.

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FAMILY
Wife Sarah Jones Hildreth Butler May 16, 1844-Apr 08, 1876
Son Paul Butler 1845-1850
Daughter Blanche Butler Ames 1847-1939
Grandson Butler Ames 1871-1954
Son Paul Butler 1852-1918
Son Ben Israel Butler 1855-1881

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  12/03/1884 US President Lost 0.00% (-54.61%)
  11/04/1884 IL US President Lost 1.60% (-48.57%)
  11/04/1884 PA US President Lost 1.89% (-50.66%)
  11/04/1884 MA US President Lost 13.15% (-32.52%)
  11/04/1884 GA US President Lost 0.10% (-65.82%)
  11/04/1884 OR US President Lost 1.38% (-49.58%)
  11/04/1884 MD US President Lost 0.31% (-51.76%)
  11/04/1884 DE US President Lost 0.03% (-56.52%)
  11/04/1884 NC US President Lost 0.00% (-53.18%)
  11/04/1884 WI US President Lost 1.44% (-48.95%)
  11/04/1884 OH US President Lost 0.66% (-50.33%)
  11/04/1884 ME US President Lost 0.45% (-56.36%)
  11/04/1884 CT US President Lost 1.23% (-47.72%)
  11/04/1884 WV US President Lost 0.60% (-50.33%)
  11/04/1884 NY US President Lost 1.45% (-46.79%)
  11/04/1884 LA US President Lost 3.49% (-51.79%)
  11/04/1884 CO US President Lost 2.94% (-51.31%)
  11/04/1884 VT US President Lost 1.32% (-65.19%)
  11/04/1884 NJ US President Lost 1.34% (-47.64%)
  11/04/1884 KY US President Lost 0.04% (-55.60%)
  11/04/1884 CA US President Lost 1.03% (-50.93%)
  11/04/1884 MN US President Lost 1.89% (-56.89%)
  11/04/1884 TX US President Lost 1.03% (-68.45%)
  11/04/1884 NH US President Lost 0.65% (-50.48%)
  11/04/1884 KS US President Lost 0.67% (-60.85%)
  11/04/1884 AR US President Lost 1.47% (-56.36%)
  11/04/1884 TN US President Lost 0.37% (-51.09%)
  11/04/1884 NV US President Lost 0.20% (-55.95%)
  11/04/1884 IA US President Lost 4.15% (-45.93%)
  11/04/1884 AL US President Lost 0.50% (-59.87%)
  11/04/1884 RI US President Lost 1.29% (-56.78%)
  11/04/1884 MI US President Lost 0.98% (-51.88%)
  11/04/1884 IN US President Lost 1.67% (-48.16%)
  11/04/1884 US President National Vote Lost 1.74% (-46.74%)
  05/29/1884 US President - Greenback Convention Won 75.82% (+52.82%)
  05/14/1884 US President - Anti-Monopoly Convention Won 93.94% (+88.64%)
  11/06/1883 MA Governor Lost 48.09% (-3.16%)
  11/07/1882 MA Governor Won 52.27% (+5.44%)
  06/11/1880 US President - Greenback Convention Lost 7.85% (-51.49%)
  11/04/1879 MA Governor Lost 44.80% (-5.58%)
  11/05/1878 MA Governor Lost 42.69% (-9.87%)
  11/07/1876 MA District 07 Won 51.63% (+11.61%)
  11/03/1874 MA District 06 Lost 47.06% (-5.89%)
  11/04/1873 MA Governor Lost 0.14% (-54.41%)
  11/05/1872 MA District 06 Won 67.44% (+34.87%)
  11/07/1871 MA Governor Lost 0.11% (-54.81%)
  11/08/1870 MA District 05 Won 60.34% (+29.22%)
  11/03/1868 MA District 05 Won 65.61% (+40.28%)
  11/06/1866 MA District 05 Won 76.07% (+52.14%)
  06/08/1864 US Vice President - R Convention Lost 3.45% (-57.21%)
  11/06/1860 MA Governor Lost 3.54% (-58.09%)
  11/08/1859 MA Governor Lost 32.45% (-21.57%)
  11/02/1858 MA District 08 Lost 33.39% (-25.48%)
  11/04/1856 MA District 08 Lost 26.97% (-43.39%)
  06/06/1856 US Vice President - D Convention Lost 5.03% (-50.09%)
  12/13/1852 MA District 8 - 2nd Trial Lost 5.01% (-40.91%)
  11/08/1852 MA District 8 - 1st Trial Lost 26.04% (-13.87%)
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US President - Dec 05, 1860 D John Cabell Breckinridge
US President - D Convention - Jun 23, 1860 D Jefferson Davis