Biography and History

William Allen Butler (1825-1902) was an American lawyer and satirical poet.

Biography of Benjamin Franklin Butler

Benjamin Franklin Butler was a lawyer and politician in New York. Born in Columbia County, New York, in 1795, Butler was admitted to the Albany bar in 1817 and became district attorney of Albany County in 1821. He was a member of the New York state legislature from 1827 to 1833 before becoming involved in politics on the federal level. He was U.S. attorney general from 1833 to 1838 and U.S. secretary of war from 1836 to 1837. Butler died in 1858 after a distinguished career.

Source: From the finding aid for C0064


  • Lawyers -- United States -- 19th century..
  • Butler Family Papers. 1815-1948 (inclusive), 1820-1920 (bulk).

    Call Number: C0064

    The Butler Family Papers consists of works, notes, correspondence, journals, photographs, and other materials of Benjamin Franklin Butler (1795-1858), William Allen Butler (1825-1902), Mary Russell Marshall Butler (1827-1919), Charles Henry Butler (1859-1940), Harriet Allen Butler (1861-1914), and other members of the Butler family.