William M. Butler
William Morgan Butler ( born January 29, 1861 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, † March 29, 1937 in Boston, Massachusetts) was an American politician who represented the state of Massachusetts in the U.S. Senate. He also served from 1924 to 1928 as chairman of the Republican National Committee, the party organization of the Republicans.
After attending the public schools in his hometown of New Bedford William Butler studied law and was admitted to the Bar Association of Massachusetts in 1883. He made in 1884 graduated from the Faculty of Law, Boston University and then practiced until 1895 in New Bedford.
From 1890 to 1891 Butler was a member of the House of Representatives from Massachusetts; 1892-1895 he was then in the State Senate, where he served as its president from 1894. In 1895 he moved to Boston, where he worked as a lawyer until 1912; then he moved to the production of cotton products. From 1896 to 1900 he was member of a commission to revise the laws of the state of Massachusetts.
1924 Butler took over as successor to John T. Adams to chair the Republican National Committee. On 13 November of the same year he was appointed a U.S. Senator for Massachusetts; He joined Washington in the footsteps of the late Henry Cabot Lodge. Butler ran two years later at the by-election, but lost this Democrat David I. Walsh and consequently had to resign from the Congress again on December 6, 1926. During his time as a senator, he was among others before the Patent Committee. The chairman of the Republican he gave in 1928 to the former Secretary of the Interior Hubert Work from.
Butler retired after from politics and went back to his business activities. Until his death in 1937 he lived in Boston.