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BUTLER, Thomas Stalker

BUTLER, Thomas Stalker
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
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BUTLER, Thomas Stalker, A Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Uwchland Township, Chester County, Pa., November 4, 1855; attended the common schools, West Chester State Normal School, and Wyer's Academy, West Chester, Pa.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1877 and commenced practice in West Chester, Pa.; served as trustee of the West Chester State Normal School 1885-1889 and again in 1927 and 1928; appointed judge of the fifteenth judicial district of Pennsylvania in 1888; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1889; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1892; elected as an Independent Republican to the Fifty-fifth Congress and as a Republican to the fifteen succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1897, until his death in Washington, D.C., May 26, 1928; chairman, Committee on Pacific Railroads (Fifty-ninth through Sixty-first Congresses), Committee on Naval Affiars (Sixty-sixth through Seventieth Congresses); interment in Oaklands Cemetery, West Chester, Pa.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Hagley Museum and Library
Manuscripts and Archives Department

Greenville, DE
Papers: In the Archibald Johnston Papers, 1894-1923, 10 linear feet. Subjects covered include Thomas Stalker Butler. An unpublished inventory is available in the repository.
Papers: In the Lukens Steel Company Records, 1903-1979, 76 linear feet. Subjects covered in the Executive Officer Files include Thomas Stalker Butler. An unpublished finding aid is available in the repository.

Swarthmore College
Friends Historical Library

Swarthmore, PA
Papers: In the William Isaac Hull Papers, 1892-1939, approximately 26 linear feet. Correspondents include Thomas S. Butler. A finding aid is available in the repository. A finding aid is also available on microfiche in the National Inventory of Documentary Sources in the United States.

University of Pennsylvania
Special Collections, Van Pelt Library

Philadelphia, PA
Papers: 1920, 1 item. Consists of a letter from Thomas S. Butler to Edgar Fahs Smith, 1920.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

United States. 70th Cong., 2d sess., 1928-1929. House. Memorial services held in the House of Representatives of the United States, together with remarks presented in eulogy of Thomas S. Butler, late a Representative from Pennsylvania. Seventieth Congress, second session. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1929.

West, Michael Allen. "Laying the Legislative Foundation: The House Naval Affairs Committee and the Construction of the Treaty Navy, 1926-1934." Ph.D. diss., Ohio State University, 1980.

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