Benjamin Butler, Colby 1838

Benjamin Butler, Colby 1838, was a lawyer, a Civil War Brigadier General, a Congressman, Governor of Massachusetts, and an unsuccessful candidate for President. Supposedly he turned down Lincoln’s request to run as Vice President during Lincoln’s second term.

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