Mounce Gore Butler

Mounce Gore Butler ( born May 11, 1849 in Gainesboro, Jackson County, Tennessee, † February 13, 1917 ) was an American politician. Between 1905 and 1907 he represented the state of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Mounce Butler attended the public schools of his home and the Old Philomath Academy. After a subsequent law degree from Cumberland University in Lebanon and its made ​​in 1871 admitted to the bar he began in Gainesboro to work in his new profession. Between 1894 and 1902 he was attorney general in the fifth judicial district of Tennessee.

Politically, Butler member of the Democratic Party. Between 1872 and 1916 he was a delegate at all regional democratic party days in Tennessee. In the congressional elections of 1904 he was in the fourth electoral district of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Morgan Cassius Fitzpatrick on March 4, 1905. Since he was not nominated by his party for re-election in 1906, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1907.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Butler again worked as a lawyer in Gainesboro, where he died on 13 February 1917.