Library of Congress
BUTLER, Hugh Alfred (1878-1954)

BUTLER, HUGH ALFRED, a Senator from Nebraska; born on a farm near Missouri Valley, Harrison County, Iowa, February 28, 1878; attended the public schools and was graduated from Doane College at Crete, Nebr., in 1900; construction engineer with the Chicago, Burlington Quincy Railroad 1900-1908; member of the city board of Curtis, Nebr. 1908-1913; engaged in the flour-milling and grain business 1908-1940; member of the board of education of Omaha, Nebr.; Republican National committeeman for Nebraska 1936-1940; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1940; reelected in 1946 and again in 1952 and served from January 3, 1941, until his death in the naval hospital at Bethesda, Md., July 1, 1954; chairman, Committee on Public Lands (Eightieth Congress), Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs (Eighty-third Congress); interment in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Omaha, Nebr.

Arizona Historical Society
Tucson, AZ
Papers: Correspondence in Thomas Maddock papers, 1917-1965.

Indiana State Library
Indianapolis, IN
Papers: In Raymond E. Willis papers, 1936-1950 (bulk 1938-1947).

Nebraska State Historical Society
Lincoln, NE
Papers: 1941-1954. 195 feet. Correspondence, official papers, and photographs from his Senate career. Finding aid. Additional correspondence in various collections.

University of Michigan
Bentley Historical Library
Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: Correspondence in Arthur Hendrick Vandenberg papers, 1884-1974. Finding aid.

  • Paul, Justus F. "Butler, Griswold, Wherry: The Struggle for Dominance of Nebraska Republicanism, 1941-1946.'' North Dakota Quarterly 43 (Autumn 1975): 51-61.
  • ___. "Isolationism Versus Internationalism? The Republican Senatorial Primary in Nebraska, 1946.'' Nebraska History 56 (Spring 1975): 145-56.
  • ___. "The Making of a Senator: The Early Life of Hugh Butler.'' Nebraska History 49 (Autumn 1968): 247-67.
  • ___. "The Power of Seniority: Senator Hugh Butler and Statehood for Hawaii.'' Hawaiian Journal of History 9 (1975): 140-47.
  • ___. "Senator Hugh Butler and Aid to Latin America, 1943-1944.''South Dakota History 8 (Winter 1977): 34-45.
  • ___. Senator Hugh Butler and Nebraska Republicanism. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, 1976. Distributed by University Microfilms International, Ann Arbor.
  • U.S. Congress. Memorial Services Held in the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States: Together with Remarks Presented in Eulogy of Hugh Alfred Butler, Late a Senator from Nebraska. 83d Cong., 2d sess., 1954. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1955.