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BUTLER, GEORGE (?–?). George Butler, early settler, was born in Georgia and came to Texas by 1832, when he was a delegate to the Convention of 1832 from the Tenehaw District (present-day Shelby County). In 1834 he was described on a certificate of character as being "a man of family consisting of five." In 1839 he was elected justice of the peace in Shelby County and associate land commissioner. He was still living in Shelby County in 1841.


Texas House of Representatives, Biographical Directory of the Texan Conventions and Congresses, 1832–1845 (Austin: Book Exchange, 1941).

Cecil Harper, Jr.


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Cecil Harper, Jr., "BUTLER, GEORGE," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 26, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.