Thomas Butler (Louisiana politician)

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Thomas Butler (April 14, 1785 – August 7, 1847) was a member of the U. S. House of Representatives representing the state of Louisiana. He served one and a half terms as a Democratic-Republican.

Butler was born near Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He was elected in a special election to finish the term of Thomas B. Robertson and was reelected to the Sixteenth Congress. He was later a member of the Whig party and of the American Party. He died in St. Louis.

Butler ran for Governor of Louisiana in the 1824 gubernatorial election but placed last with a mere 3% of the vote. In 1828 Butler again ran unsuccessfully for Governor, placing second behind fellow National Republican Pierre Derbigny.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Thomas B. Robertson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Louisiana's at-large congressional district

November 16, 1818 - March 3, 1821
Succeeded by
Josiah S. Johnston