BUTLER, Manley Caldwell, (1925 - 2014)


Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives, Photography Collection

BUTLER, Manley Caldwell, (relative of John Marshall; great grandson of James A. Walker), a Representative from Virginia; born in Roanoke, Va., June 2, 1925; graduated from Jefferson Senior High School, Roanoke, Va., 1942; A.B., University of Richmond (Va.), 1948; LL.B., University of Virginia Law School, Charlottesville, 1950; ensign, United States Navy, 1943-1946; admitted to the Virginia bar in 1950 and commenced practice in Roanoke; lawyer, private practice; elected to Virginia house of delegates from Roanoke, 1962-1971, serving as chairman of the joint Republican caucus, 1964-1966, and as minority leader, 1966-1971; elected simultaneously as a Republican to the Ninety-second and Ninety-third Congress by special election to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative Richard H. Poff, and reelected to the four succeeding Congresses (November 7, 1972- January 3, 1983); was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-eighth Congress in 1982; resumed the practice of law in Roanoke; died on July 29, 2014, in Roanoke, Va.