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CHARLES HENRY BUTLER
OF THE NEW YORK BAR
THE BANKS LAW PUBLISHING CO.
He was born at Kinderhook Landing (Stuyvesant) New York, December 14, 1795, and
died at Paris, France, November 8, 1858.
He was appointed in 1824 a Commissioner to Revise the Statute Laws of the State of New York.
He was Attorney-General of the United States from 1833 to 1838 during the administrations of ANDREW JACKSON and MARTIN VAN BUREN, and for a part of that period he was also Secretary of War.
On more than one occasion, while he was AttorneyGeneral, he sustained
THE TREATY-MAKING POWER OF THE UNITED STATES
while JOHN MARSHALL was the CHIEF JUSTICE
and JOSEPH STORY an ASSOCIATE JUSTICE
of that august tribunal.
"There were giants in the earth in those days."