Thomas B. Butler

Thomas Belden Butler ( born August 22, 1806 Wethersfield, Connecticut; † June 8, 1873 in Norwalk, Connecticut ) was an American politician. Between 1849 and 1851 he represented the state of Connecticut in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Thomas Butler attended the public schools of his home. Then he studied until 1828 at Yale University Medical. After qualifying as a doctor, he began to practice in his new profession in Norwalk. After studying law he was admitted in 1837 as a lawyer. He then joined the profession as a lawyer and practiced now also in the community Norwalk.

Butler was a member of the Whig party. From 1832 to 1846 he was a member of the House of Representatives of Connecticut; 1847 to 1848 he was in the state Senate. In the congressional elections of 1848 he was in the fourth electoral district of Connecticut in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC selected. There he entered on March 4, 1849, the successor to the exchanged in the Senate Truman Smith. As he said Democrats Origen S. Seymour defeated in the elections of 1850, Butler was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1851.

After his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Thomas Butler began a successful career as a judge. In 1855 he was judge of the Superior Court of his state. In 1861 he was an Associate Justice on the Connecticut Supreme Court and in 1870 he was appointed as Chief Justice of the presiding judge. Thomas Butler died on June 8, 1873 in Norwalk and was also buried there.