Edward Hubert Butler, Sr.

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Edward Hubert Butler I (1850 - March 9, 1914) was the founder of the Buffalo Evening News in 1873.[1]


He was born in 1850 in LeRoy, Genesee County, New York and attended local schools.[2]

His news career began with the local paper LeRoy Gazette (in Le Roy, New York), then moved on to Scranton Times as city editor and the same position at Scranton Free Press.[2]

Butler moved to Buffalo in 1873 to start the news and later the Bradford Sunday News in 1879.[2]

He was the father of Edward Hubert Butler, Jr., who was publisher and editor of the Evening News as well as owner of two local radio stations.

Butlter Sr. married Mary Elizabeth Barber in 1871, who died in 1893.[2]

Butler died in Buffalo, New York on March 9, 1914.[1] His publishing business was left to his son.


Butler was a Republican and involved in state politics (with the Board of Electors of the State of New York).[2]



  1. ^ a b "Edward H. Butler, Publisher, Dead. Proprietor Of The Buffalo Evening News Succumbs At His Home, Aged 63". New York Times. March 12, 1914. Retrieved 2010-09-23. Edward H. Butler, proprietor of The Buffalo Evening News, died to-night. Butler had been ill for six weeks, and his death ... 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Business Profiles and Company Information - ZoomInfo.com". ZoomInfo. Retrieved 7 August 2015. [unreliable source?]
  3. ^ "E. H. Butler Library". State University of New York College at Buffalo website. Retrieved 7 August 2015.