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BUTTERFIELD, George Kenneth (G.K.), Jr.

BUTTERFIELD, George Kenneth (G.K.), Jr.
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BUTTERFIELD, George Kenneth (G.K.), Jr., a Representative from North Carolina; born in Wilson, Wilson County, N.C., April 27, 1947; graduated from Charles H. Darden High School, Wilson, N.C., 1965; B.A., North Carolina Central University, Durham, N.C., 1971; J.D., North Carolina Central University School of Law, 1974; United States Army, 1968-1970; lawyer, private practice; North Carolina resident superior court judge, 1989-2001; North Carolina special superior court judge, 2002-2004; justice of the North Carolina state supreme court, 2001-2002; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Eighth Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative Frank Ballance, and reelected to the nine succeeding Congresses until his resignation on December 30, 2022 (July 20, 2004-December 30, 2022); was not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Eighteenth Congress in 2022.

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Bibliography / Further Reading

"G. K. Butterfield" in Black Americans in Congress, 1870-2007. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of History & Preservation, U. S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government Printing Office, 2008.

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