Pierce Butler (Irish politician)

For other people named Pierce Butler, see Pierce Butler (disambiguation).

Pierce Butler (1 September 1922 20 February 1999) was a creamery manager and Fine Gael politician from County Tipperary in Ireland. He was a senator from 1969 to 1982.[1]

Butler was born in Waterford in 1922, the son of the trade unionist John Butler, who later served as a Labour Party Deputy and Senator. He moved to County Tipperary to become an assistant manager of Mitchelstown Creamery, and lived in Cahir, where he became active in a number of local organisations, including Macra na Feirme, and the Cahir Credit Union.[2]

He married Eileen Sampson, whose brother was a member of Tipperary County Council, and became involved in the local Fine Gael party, using his business experience to help resolve the local party's financial difficulties.[2]

Butler was elected in 1969 to the 12th Seanad, on the Agricultural Panel, and was re-elect to the next three Seanads until he stood down at 1983 election to the 17th Seanad.[1]

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