BUTLER, Hugh Alfred, (1878 - 1954)

Senate Years of Service: 1941-1954
Party: Republican

Library of Congress

BUTLER, Hugh Alfred, a Senator from Nebraska; born on a farm near Missouri Valley, Harrison County, Iowa, February 28, 1878; attended the public schools and was graduated from Doane College at Crete, Nebr., in 1900; construction engineer with the Chicago, Burlington Quincy Railroad 1900-1908; member of the city board of Curtis, Nebr. 1908-1913; engaged in the flour-milling and grain business 1908-1940; member of the board of education of Omaha, Nebr.; Republican National committeeman for Nebraska 1936-1940; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1940; reelected in 1946 and again in 1952 and served from January 3, 1941, until his death in the naval hospital at Bethesda, Md., July 1, 1954; chairman, Committee on Public Lands (Eightieth Congress), Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs (Eighty-third Congress); interment in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Omaha, Nebr.


American National Biography; Paul, Justis F. Senator Hugh Butler and Nebraska Republicanism. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, 1976; U.S. Congress. Memorial Services for Hugh Alfred Butler. 83d Cong., 2d sess., 1954. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1955.