West Chester in Chester County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Thomas S. Butler House
—National Register of Historic Places - 1980 —
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Erected 1980 by The United States Department of the Interior.
Location. 39° 57.415′ N, 75° 36.432′ W. Marker is in West Chester, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. Marker is on West Miner Street (One Way, East to West). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 228 West Miner Street, West Chester PA 19382, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. West Chester Academy (approx. 0.2 miles away); Samuel Barber (approx. 0.2 miles away); Horace Pippin (approx. 0.2 miles away); Barnard Street Public School - Denney Tag Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lincoln Biography (approx. ¼ mile away); Chester County World War II Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Disabled Veterans of Chester County Pennsylvania Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Old Glory (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Chester.
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Also see . . .
1. Thomas S. Butler - Wikipedia. (Submitted on December 17, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
2. Photo of Thomas Butler & Admiral Henry Mayo. Rear Admiral Henry T. Mayo, USN (right) and Congressman Thomas S. Butler (center) (Submitted on December 17, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
3. Thomas Stalker Butler - Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. (Submitted on December 19, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
1. Thomas Butler - Republican Congressman
Thomas S. Butler (1855 - 1928): A nephew of Judge William Butler, Thomas Butler was better known and remembered as a Congressman rather than as a lawyer or judge. He was the son of Samuel Butler and son-in-law of Smedley Darlington, two of Chester County's most influential Republicans of their time.
Following his defeat for another term as Judge of Chester County in 1889 (by Joseph Hemphill, a Democrat), Thomas Butler, was then appointed to serve out the unexpired term of Judge Futhey. He was subsequently elected to the United States Congress where he would serve for 33 years. While a member of Congress, he was Chairman of the Naval Committee. When the Japanese gave the now famous Cherry Trees to our National Capital, Butler as a member of Congress received a seedling. This tree is still standing in the side yard.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 17, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 709 times since then and 62 times this year. Last updated on April 30, 2012, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 17, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. 6. submitted on April 12, 2012, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. 7. submitted on May 4, 2015, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.