Butler Benjamin Franklin
But·ler(bŭt′lər), Benjamin Franklin 1818-1893.
American army officer and politician. His harsh rule as military governor of New Orleans (May-December 1862) led to charges of corruption and Butler's removal. He later opened the impeachment proceedings against President Andrew Johnson (1868).
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