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Butler, William Orlando

Born: 1791 AD
Died: 1880 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Politician

1791 – Butler was born in Jessamine County, Kentucky and graduated from Transylvania University  on the 19th of April.

1812 – He fought in a number of engagements in the Southern states during the War.

1815 – He fought at the Battle of New Orleans on the 8th of January.

1817 – He worked as a lawyer and a politician.

1844 – He was the unsuccessful Democratic candidate for Governor.

1846 – On the 29th of June, he was appointed major general of volunteers and commanded the 1st Volunteer Division in the Army of Occupation.

1848 – On the 18th of February, he superseded General Winfield Scott as the commanding general of the American army.

         – He left the service on the 18th of August.

1855 – He turned down the govenorship of the Nebraska Territory.

1880 – He died on the 6th of August.