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Benjamin Franklin Butler, former Attorney General of the United States, dies in Paris

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11/08/1858
Benjamin Franklin Butler of New York, Attorney General of the United States during the Jackson and Van Buren administrations, died on this day in Paris, aged sixty-two. He had slowly moved away from the Democratic Party since 1848, supporting the Free Soil Party in New York, speaking against the Kansas-Nebraska Act, and, finally, voting for John Fremont in 1856. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
David Osborn. "Butler, Benjamin Franklin," American National Biography Online, Feb. 2000. http://www.anb.org/articles/04/04-00182.html

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