George William Butler

George William Butler (Sharkey County)

State House: 1884-1894

Born: May 1, 1855 in Port Gibson, MS

Along with G. W. Gayles, he was the last black legislator in Mississippi until the late 1960s. According to Freedman’s Bank records dated 1870 in Vicksburg, his parents were Eugene and Frances, and he had siblings named Eugene and Maggie. Butler appears on the 1900 and 1910 census in Sharkey County, living with his mother.

Clarion-Ledger, February 13, 1890
Springfield State Capital, April 30, 1892