Edward Butler (academic)

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Edward Butler D.C.L. (died 29 October 1745) was an English academic administrator at the University of Oxford.

Butler was awarded a Doctor of Civil Law at Oxford University. He was elected President (head) of Magdalen College, Oxford, on 29 July 1722, a post he held until he died in 1745.[1] Butler, a Whig, was a politically oriented. He was a significant benefactor to Magdalen College. During his time as President of Magdalen, Butler was also Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University from 1728 until 1732.[2][3]


  1. ^ Salter, H. E.; Lobel, Mary D., eds. (1954). "Magdalen College". A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 3: The University of Oxford. Victoria County History. pp. 193–207. Retrieved July 18, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Previous Vice-Chancellors". University of Oxford, UK. Retrieved July 18, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Vice-Chancellors from the year 1660". The Oxford University Calendar. University of Oxford. 1817. pp. 27–28. Retrieved July 18, 2011. 
Academic offices
Preceded by
Joseph Harwar
President of Magdalen College, Oxford
Succeeded by
Thomas Jenner
Preceded by
John Mather
Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University
Succeeded by
William Holmes