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William Riley Butler

W.R. Butler
Full Name: William Riley Butler
Birth date: August 27, 1857
Death date: May 23, 1935

Terms of Service

  • House, 35th Legislature
    1/9/1917 - 1/14/1919
  • House, 34th Legislature
    1/12/1915 - 1/9/1917
  • House, 33rd (1) Legislature
    1/14/1913 - 1/12/1915
(1) Candidate announcement of W.R. Butler of Temple, "ex-county judge of Bell County." "Candidate for Legislature," The Houston Post, 12/24/1911, p. 4. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Selected Newspaper articles


Other Resources

  • Biographical sketch, William R. Butler, Volume II, pp. 611-612. Born 8/27/1857 in Clinton County, Illinois. Former Bell County Judge (1904-1908). .
  • William R. Butler, birth date 8/27/1857 in Illinois; death date 5/23/1935 in Temple, Bell County, Texas; lawyer. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • Judge William Riley Butler, birth date 8/11/1857, death date 5/23/1935, burial in Hillcrest Cemetery, Temple, Bell County. Find a Grave .
  • W.R. Butler, birth date 8/27/1857 in Illinois. Biographical sketch and photo, "Texas and Her Legislature (Legislative Section)," Members of Texas House of Representatives, 35th Legislature, 2/28/1917, p. 16. Fort Worth Record .
  • Occupation and religious affiliation, 34th Legislature. "Occupations of Members of Legislative House," 3/14/1915, p. 4. Galveston Daily News .
  • Son William R. Butler's service in World War I, "William R. Butler, son of Representative W.R. Butler, and now Lieutenant Butler, said that it was good to come back home before going to the front." "Magnificent Crowd Assembles in Honor of Bell County's Soldiers," Temple Daily Telegram, 8/25/1917, p. 2, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • 35th Legislature (1917) - W.R. Butler, postoffice Temple, nativity Illinois, age 59 (born circa 1858), 40 years in Texas, lawyer, member former legislatures: 33rd-34th, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual .
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