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Digby Bell Butler

( ? - 1913)

Poet, lawyer, and judge

Digby Bell Butler was a graduate of the Old University of Chicago in 1868 and presented an original poem at graduation exercises. Butler served as judge of probate in Frankfort, Michigan (1866-1872) and later (1877), as a lawyer in the firm of Ramsdell & Benedict in Manistee County, Michigan. He was a Presidential Elector for Michigan in 1896.

[Source: Digby B. Butler Papers, Special Collections Research Center University of Chicago Library][An Alumni Directory: The University of Chicago (Class of 1868) indicates that Butler received an A.B.][He died at Frankfort, Michigan, Sept. 16, 1913.0