Mounce Gore Butler

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Mounce Gore Butler
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1905 – March 3, 1907
Preceded by Morgan C. Fitzpatrick
Succeeded by Cordell Hull
Personal details
Born May 11, 1849 (1849-05-11)
Gainesboro, Tennessee
Died February 13, 1917 (1917-02-14) (aged 67)
Gainesboro, Tennessee
Citizenship  United States
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Nannie DeWitt Butler
Alma mater Cumberland University

Attorney politician


Mounce Gore Butler (May 11, 1849 – February 13, 1917) was an American politician and a member of the United States House of Representatives for the 4th congressional district of Tennessee.


Butler was born on May 11, 1849 in Gainesboro, Tennessee in Jackson County. He attended the common schools, Old Philomath Academy, and the law department of Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee. He was admitted to the bar in 1871 and commenced practice in the area of Gainesboro.


Butler was a delegate to all Democratic state conventions from 1872 to 1916. From 1894 to 1902, he was the attorney general for the fifth judicial circuit of Tennessee.[1]

Elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-ninth Congress, Butler was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1906. He served from March 4, 1905 to March 3, 1907.[2] He resumed the practice of his profession in Gainesboro, Tennessee in Jackson County.


Butler died in Gainsboro on February 13, 1917. He is interred in Gainesboro Cemetery.[3]


  1. ^ "Mounce G. Butler". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 1 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Mounce G. Butler". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 1 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Mounce G. Butler". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 1 May 2013. 

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Morgan C. Fitzpatrick
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 4th congressional district

March 4, 1905 – March 3, 1907
Succeeded by
Cordell Hull