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John Cornelius BUTLER

(1887-1953)

BUTLER, John Cornelius, a Representative from New York; born in Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y., July 2, 1887; attended the public schools and Old Central High School, Buffalo, N.Y.; from boyhood was employed in waterfront industries in Buffalo; held many offices in longshoremen’s, grain elevator employees’, and electrical workers’ unions; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Pius L. Schwert; reelected to the Seventy-eighth, Seventy-ninth, and Eightieth Congresses and served from April 22, 1941, to January 3, 1949; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1948 to the Eighty-first Congress; sales manager of Fire Equipment Sales Co., and estimator for Beacon Electrical Engineering and Construction Co., Buffalo, N.Y.; elected to the Eighty-second Congress (January 3, 1951-January 3, 1953); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1952; died in Buffalo, N.Y., August 13, 1953; interment in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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