Dowling Family Genealogy

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  • ID: I292832
  • Name: Andrew Pickens BUTLER
  • RELA: 12th cousin 6x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 18 NOV 1796 in Edgefield District, SC
  • Event: Elected United States Senator from South Carolina BET 4 DEC 1846 AND 25 MAY 1857
  • Death: 25 MAY 1857 in Edgefield District, SC
  • Event: Pic Sen. Andrew Pickens Butler
  • Title: Sen.
  • Event: Link View on GeneaStar
  • Note:
    BUTLER, Andrew Pickens, (son of William Butler and uncle of Matthew Calbraith Butler), a Senator from South Carolina; born in Edgefield, S.C., November 18, 1796; attended Doctor Waddell's Academy at Willington, Abbeville County, S.C., and graduated from South Carolina College (now the University of South Carolina) at Columbia in 1817; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1818 and practiced in Columbia, Edgefield, Lexington, Barnwell, and Newberry; member, State house of representatives; member, State senate 1824-1833; aide on the staff of the Governor 1824; appointed judge of the session court in 1833; judge of the State court of common pleas 1835-1846; appointed and subsequently elected as a States Rights Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of George McDuffie; reelected in 1848 and again in 1854 as a Democrat and served from December 4, 1846, until his death near Edgefield, S.C., May 25, 1857; chairman, Committee on Judiciary (Thirtieth through Thirty-fifth Congress); interment in Big Creek Butler Churchyard, Edgefield, S.C.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: William BUTLER b: 17 DEC 1759 in Prince William Co., VA
    Mother: Behethland Foote MOORE b: 28 DEC 1764 in Fauquier Co., VA

    Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
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