United States Congressman from Pennsylvania
(1798-1850) Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, he attended Wilkes-Barre Academy, and later graduated from Princeton College in 1817. He studied law at Litchfield Law School, and was admitted to the bar in 1820. Butler was a member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives in 1832, 1838, 1839, and 1843. He served as a U.S. Congressman, from 1847-50, and died on October 5, 1850, at Philadelphia, while still a member of congress, and he was buried in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
Signature: 4 1/4 x 1/2, in ink, Chester Butler.