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Name Butler, Hugh Alfred, 1878-1954
Born 02/28/1878
Birthplace Missouri Valley, IA
Places of residence Furnas County
Father Butler, Harve
Education Doane College, Crete, NE
Notes RG2331.AM: Hugh Alfred Butler, 1878-1954
Occupation First elected to the United States Senate in 1940, he succeeded Edward R. Burke, the last Democrat to represent Nebraska in the upper house. Mr. Butler was re-elected in 1946. He filed in 1951 for a third sic-year term and his election in 1952 was his most impressive victory. He polled the biggest percentage vote in the state. The seniority system of Congress made Senator Butler ranking member of the Republican Party. He was a member of the Senate Finance Committee, the Committee on Committees, which decides on which groups newly elected party on the Insular Affairs Committee and served as chairman when Republicans had a majority in the Senate in 1946-1947. Other committees included the Senate Interior Committee, of which he served as chairman in the 80th Congress and Senate Interim Committee, of which he served as chairman. He was also a member of the "watch dog of Congress," the joint House and Senate Committee on reduction of non-essential spending.
Relationships He belonged to the Scottish Rite, Knights Templar, Modern Woodmen and Odd Fellows. Senator Butler was an active member of the Congregational Church, serving at one time as state moderator.
Role Political
Deceased 07/02/1954
Deceased where Washington, D.C.

Associated Records

Image of RG0870.AM - RG0870 Culbertson, Alexander, 1809-1879

RG0870.AM - RG0870 Culbertson, Alexander, 1809-1879

This collection contains miscellaneous research correspondence written in 1918, 1941, and 1950-1951. The letters relate to Alexander Culbertson, to his life as a fur trader in Montana, and to his family. Bibliographical sources are given for further information about Culbertson. Correspondents include A.E. Sheldon, Hugh Butler, Charles Kessler, W.R. McGeachin and Ernest S. Griffith.

Image of 7925-33 - Mug, Shaving; Hugh Butler

7925-33 - Mug, Shaving; Hugh Butler

White ceramic mug with metallic gold trim around the tiered base and rim. Small handle located just beneath rim. Metallic gold lettering on side reads "Hugh Butler."