Cyclopædia of Political Science, Political Economy, and the Political History of the United States
BUTLER, William Orlando, was born in Jessamine county, Ky., in 1793; was admitted to the bar of Kentucky; entered the army and reached the grade of lieutenant colonel in 1812 and that of major general in the Mexican war; was a representative in congress 1839-43; and was nominated for the vice-presidency in 1848 as a democrat. (See
—See Blair's Life and Writings of Wm. O. Butler.
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