/but"leuhr/, n.1. Benjamin Franklin, 1818-93, U.S. politician and a Union general in the Civil War.2. Joseph, 1692-1752, English bishop, theologian, and author.3. Nicholas Murray, 1862-1947, U.S. educator: president of Columbia University 1902-45; Nobel peace prize 1931.4. Pierce, 1866-1939, U.S. jurist: associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1923-39.5. Samuel, 1612-80, English poet.6. Samuel, 1835-1902, English novelist, essayist, and satirist.7. Smedley Darlington /smed"lee dahr"ling teuhn/, 1881-1940, U.S. Marine Corps general.8. a city in W Pennsylvania. 17,026.
* * *(as used in expressions)Butler Benjamin FranklinButler JosephButler Nicholas MurrayButler Richard Austen baron of Saffron WaldenButler SamuelJames Butler HickokLeacock Stephen ButlerOrmonde James Butler 12th earl and 1st duke ofSheridan Richard Brinsley ButlerYeats William Butler
* * *county, west-central Pennsylvania, U.S., bordered on the northeastern and southeastern corners by the Allegheny River. It constitutes a hilly region on the Allegheny Plateau just north of the Pittsburgh metropolitan area. Moraine and Jennings state parks surround Lake Arthur. Other waterways include Breakneck, Buffalo, and Slippery Rock creeks.The county was created in 1800 and named for Richard Butler, an officer in the American Revolution. The county seat is the city of Butler. The economy is based on steel milling, petroleum refining, retail trade, bituminous coal mining, and agriculture. Area 788 square miles (2,042 square km). Pop. (2000) 174,083; (2007 est.) 181,934.
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