Butler B. Hare

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Butler B. Hare
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 3rd district
In office
January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1947
Preceded by John C. Taylor
Succeeded by William Jennings Bryan Dorn
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1925 – March 3, 1933
Preceded by James F. Byrnes
Succeeded by Hampton P. Fulmer
Personal details
Born November 25, 1875
Edgefield County, South Carolina
Died December 30, 1967(1967-12-30) (aged 92)
Saluda, South Carolina
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Kate Etheridge
Alma mater Newberry College
George Washington University Law School
Profession Attorney

Butler Black Hare (November 25, 1875 – December 30, 1967) was an American politician who represented the state of South Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Born to James and Elizabeth Hare (née Black), he was one of nine sons born to the Civil War veteran. He graduated from Newberry College and earned his law degree from George Washington University. He served his first term in the U.S. House of Representatives in 1924, representing the 2nd district of South Carolina. He served from 1925–1933, and then did not run again after redistricting eliminated a seat from South Carolina's congressional delegation.

He returned to the House in 1939 after defeating incumbent John Taylor. He served from 1939–1947 as the representative from the 3rd District. His main accomplishment as a Representative was authoring the Hare–Hawes–Cutting Act, which proposed that the former US Territory of the Philippines become an independent nation. It was later rejected by the Philippine Senate. The Act was later replaced with the Tydings–McDuffie Act in 1934.

His son, James Butler Hare, served a single term from 1949–1951 in South Carolina's 3rd district.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
James F. Byrnes
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 2nd congressional district

Succeeded by
Hampton P. Fulmer
Preceded by
John C. Taylor
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 3rd congressional district

Succeeded by
William Jennings Bryan Dorn