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Mounce Gore BUTLER

(1849-1917)

BUTLER, Mounce Gore, a Representative from Tennessee; born in Gainesboro, Jackson County, Tenn., May 11, 1849; attended the common schools, Old Philomath Academy, and the law department of Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tenn.; was admitted to the bar in 1871 and commenced the practice of law in Gainesboro; delegate to all Democratic State conventions from 1872 to 1916; attorney general for the fifth judicial circuit of Tennessee 1894-1902; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1905-March 3, 1907); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1906; resumed the practice of his profession in Gainesboro, Jackson County, Tenn., and died there February 13, 1917; interment in Gainesboro Cemetery.

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

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