Chester Pierce Butler

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Chester Pierce Butler
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 11th district
In office
March 4, 1847 – October 5, 1850
Preceded by Owen D. Leib
Succeeded by John Brisbin
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born (1798-03-21)March 21, 1798
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Died October 5, 1850(1850-10-05) (aged 52)
Political party Whig

Chester Pierce Butler (March 21, 1798 – October 5, 1850) was a Whig member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Chester P. Butler was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He attended Wilkes-Barre Academy and was graduated from Princeton College in 1817. He served as trustee of Wilkes-Barre Academy from 1818 to 1838 and served as secretary. He studied law at Litchfield Law School, was admitted to the bar in 1820 and commenced practice in Wilkes-Barre. He was register and recorder of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, from 1821 to 1824. He was a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1832, 1838, 1839, and again in 1843.

Butler was elected as a Whig to the Thirtieth and Thirty-first Congresses and served until his death in Philadelphia in 1850. Interment in Hollenbeck Cemetery in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Cenotaph at Congressional Cemetery in Washington, D.C.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Owen D. Leib
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 11th congressional district

Succeeded by
John Brisbin