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Butler, William Orlando (William)

Born: 1791 AD
Died: 1880 AD, at 89 years of age.

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1848 - On the 18th of February, he superseded General Winfield Scott as the commanding general of the American army.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


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