Charles Parker Butt
Butt was the third son of the Rev. Phelpes John Butt, of Wortham Lodge, Bournemouth, and his wife Mary Eddy, daughter of Rev. John Eddy, Vicar of Toddington, Gloucestershire. He was educated privately and called to the Bar at Lincoln's Inn in 1854. He practiced on the Northern Circuit and became a Q.C. in 1868.
At the 1880 general election, Butt was elected Liberal Member of Parliament (MP) for Southampton and he held the seat until 1883, when he was appointed Justice of the High Court and assigned to the Probate, Divorce and Admiralty Division, (of which he became President on 29 January 1891) and knighted.
This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Rigg, James McMullen (1901). "Butt, Charles Parker". In Sidney Lee. Dictionary of National Biography, 1901 supplement. London: Smith, Elder & Co.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Charles Butt
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Member of Parliament for Southampton.
With: Henry Lee