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  New Georgia Encyclopedia: Butler Family
The Butlers of South Carolina and Philadelphia owned extensive plantations in the Sea Islands of Georgia, where hundreds of slaves labored to grow the rice and cotton on which the family's wealth was based.
The most prominent members of the family were the patriarch, Pierce Butler (1744-1822), who amassed the fortune; his grandson Pierce Mease Butler (1806-67); and the latter's wife, Fanny Kemble (1809-93), author of the influential antislavery book Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation in 1838-1839 (1863).
The divorce did little to sober Pierce; by 1859 he had made such a wreck of his finances that he decided to sell off some of his "property." On March 2 and 3, 1859, the largest sale of human beings in the history of the United States took place on a rainy racetrack in Savannah.
www.georgiaencyclopedia.org /nge/Article.jsp?id=h-617   (969 words)

 The Supreme Court Historical Society
PIERCE BUTLER was born in Northfield, Minnesota, on March 17, 1866.
Butler served as a Regent of the University of Minnesota from 1907 to 1924.
Butler served on the Supreme Court for sixteen years and died on November 16, 1939, at the age of seventy-three.
www.supremecourthistory.org /02_history/subs_timeline/images_associates/060.html   (181 words)

Pierce Butler, who represented South Carolina at the Constitutional Convention, was a man of startling contrasts.
Although an aristocrat to the manor born, Butler became a leading spokesman for the frontiersmen and impoverished western settlers.
Butler assumed the post of the state's adjutant general, a position that carried the rank of brigadier general, although he continued to prefer to be addressed as major, his highest combat rank.
www.army.mil /cmh-pg/books/RevWar/ss/butler.htm   (2018 words)

 Fanny Kemble and Pierce Butler
Pierce Bulter, the grandson, stood to inherit this fortune (and to become one of the largest slaveholders in the nation) when he met Fanny Kemble in 1832.
Fanny believed that Pierce would continue in his devotion, and Pierce believed that Fanny would curb her independent nature and allow herself to be ruled by him.
Pierce thought he could persuade Fanny of the benefits of slavery; Fanny thought she could persuade Pierce to emancipate his slaves.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/aia/part4/4p1569.html   (1147 words)

 From Revolution to Reconstruction: Biographies: Pierce Butler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
One of the most aristocratic delegates at the convention, Butler was born in 1744 in County Carlow, Ireland.
On his return to South Carolina Butler defended the Constitution but did not participate in the ratifying convention.
Butler died there in 1822 at the age of 77 and was buried in the yard of Christ Church.
odur.let.rug.nl /~usa/B/butler/butler.htm   (432 words)

 Pierce Butler
Pierce Butler was in Minnesota less than a year after the end of the Civil War, in March 1866.
Butler was a Roman Catholic and a Democrat, but was also, most importantly, a political conservative.
Butler is best known as one of the "Four Horsemen" (along with James McReynolds, Willis Van Devanter, and George Sutherland.
www.michaelariens.com /ConLaw/justices/butler.htm   (312 words)

 Pierce Butler, Signer of the U.S. Constitution   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Pierce Butler is regarded as one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America.
Pierce Butler should not be confused with the similarly named U.S. Supreme Court justice who served in the Supreme Court from 1923 until 1939.
Butler died [in Philadelphia] in 1822 at the age of 77 and was buried in the yard of Christ Church.
www.adherents.com /people/pb/Pierce_Butler.html   (316 words)

 Pierce Butler (justice) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Washington, D.C. Pierce Butler (March 17, 1866 – November 16, 1939) was an American jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1923 until his death in 1939.
Butler was born to Patrick and Mary Ann Butler, Catholic immigrants from County Wicklow, Ireland.
Admitted to the bar in 1888, he was elected as county attorney in Ramsey County in 1892, and re-elected in 1894.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pierce_Butler_(justice)   (686 words)

 The Avalon Project : Notes of Major William Pierce (Georgia) in the Federal Convention of 1787
Butler said that until the number of the Senate could be known it would be impossible for him to give a vote on it.
Butler moved to have the proposition relating to the first branch postponed, in order to take up another,-which was that the second branch of the Legislature consist of blank.
Butler was of opinion (16) that the alteration of the confederation ought not to be confirmed by the different Legislatures because they have sworne to support the Government under which they act, and therefore that Deputies should be chosen by the People for the purpose of ratifying it.
www.yale.edu /lawweb/avalon/const/pierce.htm   (7202 words)

 Butler, Pierce
Butler, Pierce (1744-1822) Pierce Butler was born on July 11, 1744, in County Carlow, Ireland.
Butler adopted the patriot cause, and spent most of the period from 1778 to 1789 as a member of the South Carolina legislature.
Butler died in Philadelphia, on February 15, 1822.
www.multied.com /bio/nn/Butler.html   (133 words)

 Pierce Butler
Butler reactionary political views were well-known and his appointment was challenged by leading progressives such as George Norris and Robert La Follette.
Butler was a conservative justice and was consistent in his opposistion to progressive taxation, welfare legislation, and attempts to control the freedom of America's large corporations.
Pierce Butler refused to retire and was still a member of the Supreme Court when he died in Washington on 16th November, 1939.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /USAbutlerP.htm   (590 words)

 Richardson's Work on the GLS and Pierce Butler
I still remember the excitement of reading Pierce Butler's Introduction to Library Science (1933) for the first time in my master's program and later, as a doctoral student at Indiana, realizing how profoundly the GLS at Chicago had changed our discipline from a bibliographically oriented profession to one based on social science methodologies.
Butler initially supported a tripartite approach to creating a true library science (i.e., by basing our problems on methodologies from history, sociology, and psychology).
For the Butler biography, I traveled to Chicago, England, and Germany with extramural funding from the Newberry Library (Short-term Summer Fellowship for Individual Research), the National Endowment for the Humanities (Travel to Collections Grant), and Beta Phi Mu's Harold Lancour Scholarship for Foreign Study in1982, 1984 and 1986, respectively.
polaris.gseis.ucla.edu /jrichardson/GLS.htm   (432 words)

 Pierce Butler - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In fact, a detachment from his unit, the 29th Regiment of Foot, had fired the shots in the "Boston Massacre" of 1770, thereby dramatically intensifying the confrontation between the colonies and England.
Pierce Butler was the third son of Sir Richard Butler, the fifth Baronet of Cloughgrenan and a member of the Irish Parliament.
His regiment came to North America in 1758 to participate in the French and Indian War and served in the campaigns that resulted in the capture of Canada from the French.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pierce_Butler   (2151 words)

 Fanny Kemble
Fanny assumed that she was granted permission to open the letter since Pierce himself had given it to her, but Pierce seized the opportunity to say that she had disobeyed him.
The divorce of Pierce Butler and Fanny Kemble was finally granted in 1849 because Fanny failed to appear in court.
She was granted an allowance of $1500 per year, the mortgage to Butler Place, and permission to have the children two months in the summer.
www.lasalle.edu /commun/history/articles/fanny.htm   (1987 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Butler began his education at Dickinson College in Carlisle and graduated with a degree in philosophy.
Butler also spent a lot of time in the church studying theology, serving as a deacon, and he became an ordained minister in 1940.
Butler was a scholar's scholar; he wrote and did research so that the life of the librarian would be easier.
www.pabook.libraries.psu.edu /LitMap/bios/Butler__Pierce.html   (468 words)

 MARSHMAN S. WATTSON: An Inventory of His Records Relating to Pierce Butler's Supreme Court Appointment
Pierce Butler (1866-1939) began his career as a St. Paul (Minn.) attorney, most of it spent in the general practice of law (1888-1922).
A small collection of Pierce Butler Papers, and a larger collection of the papers of his son, Pierce Butler II, are separately cataloged in the Minnesota Historical Society manuscript collections.
Butler's nomination was opposed by four University of Minnesota faculty members who had been dismissed during Butler's tenure as a university regent.
www.mnhs.org /library/findaids/P2282.html   (867 words)

 Pierce Bulter Biography
Pierce Butler (1744‑1822), born in Ireland, was a South Carolina planter.
Butler also served in the Senate from 1802 to 1806.
Note: The Reverend Weeden Butler (1742‑1823) was master of a classical school in Chelsea, England, where Pierce Butler's son, Thomas, was a student.
fas-history.rutgers.edu /clemens/constitutional1/butler.html   (378 words)

 The Political Graveyard: Index to Politicians: Pierce
Pierce, Jay — of Laurium, Houghton County, Mich. Republican.
Judge of U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 1971; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, 1981-90.
Pierce, N. — of Menard, Menard County, Tex. Democrat.
politicalgraveyard.com /bio/pierce.html   (1267 words)

 The Political Graveyard: Index to Politicians: Butler, O to R
Son of Sir Richard Butler and Henrietta (Percy) Butler; married 1771 to Mary Middleton.
Butler, Pierce Mason (1798-1847) — also known as Pierce M. Butler — of South Carolina.
Butler, Ruby — of Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y. Democrat.
politicalgraveyard.com /bio/butler7.html   (495 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Butler was born on December 19, 1884 in a Chicago suburb.
Butler married Ruth Lapham on June 29, 1926, at the age of forty.
Following Butler's death from a car accident in 1953, Ruth commissioned the second bookplate to designate his collection before she dispersed it.
web.utk.edu /~khipps/lbutler.html   (370 words)

 Pierce Butler-Weeden Butler papers
Pierce Butler's public and private lives were a study in contrasts.
In 1784, Butler carried his six-year-old son Thomas to Great Britain and deposited the youth in a classical school for boys run by the Rev. Weeden Butler (no family connection) at Chelsea in London.
Pierce's attitude toward child-rearing can be inferred from a 19 November 1792 letter to Weeden in the British Library—"I want no Toney-Bumkin for my Son.
www.sc.edu /library/socar/uscs/1997/butler97.html   (898 words)

 Pierce Butler
BUTLER, Pierce, senator, born in Ireland, 11 July, 1744; died in Philadelphia, 15 February, 1822.
He was the third son of Sir Richard Butler, 5th baronet.
Senator Butler was at one time a director of the United States bank.
www.famousamericans.net /piercebutler   (331 words)

 Pierce Butler Gravesite   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Mike's Notes: Pierce Butler represented South Carolina at the Continental Congress, but for some reason decided to be buried in Pennsylvania.
I must admit I don't know enough about the guy to know why he had that done (unless perhaps he died in Pennsylvania, and they felt it would be too much trouble to move the body all the way home).
This guy is not to be confused with the Pierce Butler who was a US Supreme Court Justice from 1923-1939, nor the Pierce Butler who was Governor of South Carolina from 1836-1838 (just in case you were wondering).
www.thecemeteryproject.com /Graves/butler-pierce.htm   (99 words)

 Jeff Quinton - Backcountry Conservative: Pierce Butler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Pierce Butler was born in County Carlow, Ireland in in 1744.
Butler was a U.S. Senator from 1789-1796 and again from 1802-1804 (following the death of John Ewing Colhoun.)
Pierce Butler died on February 15, 1822, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and is interred at that city in Christ Church Burial Ground along with many other patriots including his fellow South Carolinian William Henry Drayton.
www.jquinton.com /archives/000140.html   (172 words)

 South Carolina SC - Pierce Butler - Revolutionary War Hero & US Senator
Pierce Butler was instrumental in forming the government of the United States of American.
Margaret Mitchell chose the Butler name along with another well known South Carolina last name, Rhett, for her famous character Rhett Butler in Gone with the Wind.
Pierce Butler whom this page is about and Pierce Mason Butler, South Carolina's governor 1836-1838.
www.sciway.net /hist/people/pierce-butler.html   (249 words)

 Libraries & Culture, Bookplate Archive
At half past eight in the morning of 29 June 1926, Ruth Lapham (age 26) married Lee Pierce Butler (age 40) in Chicago's La Salle Street Catholic Apostolic Church, thus merging two considerable book collections that reflected the interests of these two individuals.
Even Pierce's office at the University of Chicago, where he was professor of bibliographical history from 1930 to 1952, was full of books—books about books, medieval history, philosophy, and theology.
In the mid-1940s the Butlers renovated a stable outside of Paw Paw, Michigan, on land belonging to Ruth's family.
www.gslis.utexas.edu /~landc/bookplates/19_4_Butler.htm   (1029 words)

 South Carolina SC - Pierce Mason Butler - 1836-1838
There are actually two notable, but not related, Pierce Butlers in South Carolina's history.
Pierce Mason Butler, the governor, whom this page is about and Pierce Butler Revolutionary War hero, US Senator and signer of the Constitution of the United States.
On December 10, 1836, the South Carolina General Assembly elected Butler for governor by secret ballot.
www.sciway.net /hist/governors/butler.html   (271 words)

 Pierce BUTLER — Infoplease.com
“Pierce Butler, 1744-1822, First Senator from South Carolina.” South Carolina Historical Magazine 78 (April 1977): 104-19; Sikes, Lewright B. The Public Life of Pierce Butler, South Carolina Statesman.
Hutson, James H. “Pierce Butler’s Records of the Federal Constitutional Convention.” Quarterly Journal of the Library of Congress 37 (Winter 1980): 64-73.
Sikes, Lewright B. The Public Life of Pierce Butler, South Carolina Statesman.
www.infoplease.com /biography/us/congress/butler-pierce.html   (115 words)

 Home Page - Bruce K. Butler
The Butlers of Bunnahow descend from Sir Pyors (Pierce) Butler (b.
Sir Pierce (he was knighted by Henry VIII after the capture of Boulogne 1544) was.
The Dunboyne branch was the first of the Irish Butler families to use the name Peter instead of Piers or Pierce.
members.cox.net /bbutler31/bruce.html   (344 words)

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