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HARE, Butler Black

HARE, Butler Black
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
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HARE, Butler Black, (father of James Butler Hare), A Representative from South Carolina; born on a farm in Edgefield (now Saluda) County, near Leesville, S.C., November 25, 1875; attended the public schools; was graduated from Newberry (S.C.) College in 1899; taught in the public schools 1900-1903; secretary to Representative George W. Croft in 1904 and to his successor, Representative Theodore G. Croft, in 1905; professor of history and economics in Leesville (S.C.) College 1906-1908; special agent in the woman and child labor investigation conducted by the United States Bureau of Labor in 1908 and 1909; was graduated from George Washington University, Washington, D.C., in 1910, and from its law department in 1913; was admitted to the bar in 1913 and commenced practice in Saluda, S.C., in 1915; worked for the United States Department of Agriculture 1911-1924; engaged in agricultural pursuits; resumed the practice of law in Saluda, S.C., in 1924 and 1925; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-ninth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1925-March 3, 1933); chairman, Committee on Insular Affairs (Seventy-second Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1933; resumed his former pursuits; elected to the Seventy-sixth and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1939-January 3, 1947); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1946; resumed the practice of law and his agricultural pursuits; died in Saluda, S.C., December 30, 1967; interment in Travis Park Cemetery.

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

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External Research Collections

University of South Carolina
South Carolina Political Collections

Columbia, SC
Papers: 1900-1966, 390 items and 7 volumes. Collection documents Hare’s representation of South Carolina’s Second Congressional District, 1925-1933, and Third Congressional District, 1939-1947. Includes correspondence, photographs, and scrapbooks regarding Hare’s political career. Further information and finding aid available at:
Papers: In the William Jennings Bryan Dorn papers, 1912-1987, 155 linear feet. Persons represented include Hare.
Papers: In the Lander Family papers, 1808-1962, 2146 items. Correspondents include Hare.

Harvard University
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

Cambridge, MA
Papers: In the Margaret Earhart Smith papers, 1940-1978, 2.5 linear feet. Persons represented include Hare.

University of Oklahoma
Carl Albert Center

Norman, OK
Papers: In the Lyle H. Boren collection, 1885-1949, 47.8 cubic feet. Hare included among correspondents.

University of Texas at Austin
The Briscoe Center for American History

Austin, TX
Papers: In the Sam Rayburn papers, ca. 1831-2007, approximately 119 feet. Persons represented include Hare.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Hare, Butler B. "Reconstruction and Its Industrial Effects." M.A. thesis, George Washington University, 1909.

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