BUTLER, WILLIAM ORLANDO
\bˈʌtlə], \bˈʌtlə], \b_ˈʌ_t_l_ə]\
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(1791-1880), was an officer in the War of 1812. In 1839-43 he was a Democratic Congressman from Kentucky, and ran unsuccessfully in 1844 for Governor of that State. He was a major-general in the Mexican War, and was distinguished at the taking of Monterey in 1846. He was in 1848 the unsuccessful Democratic candidate for Vice-President on the ticket with General Cass.
By John Franklin Jameson