from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Butler, Benjamin Franklin 1818-1893. American army officer and politician. His harsh rule as military governor of New Orleans (May-December 1862) led to charges of corruption and Butler's removal. He later opened the impeachment proceedings against President Andrew Johnson (1868).
- Butler, Nicholas Murray 1862-1947. American educator who advocated peace through education. He shared the 1931 Nobel Peace Prize.
- Butler 1, Samuel 1612-1680. English poet remembered primarily for his three-part work Hudibras (1663-1678), a venomous mock-heroic satire on the Puritans.
- Butler 2, Samuel 1835-1902. British writer best known for The Way of All Flesh (1903), a semiautobiographical novel satirizing family life in mid-Victorian England.
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- proper n. An English and Irish occupational surname for someone who was a butler or wine servant.
- proper n. An Anglicized form of the French surname Boutilier, of similar derivation.
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