Edward Hubert Butler
proprietor of the Buffalo Evening News and Buffalo Sunday News, was
born in LeRoy, Genesee County, New York, in 1850 [died 1914]. He
attended public schools and also studied under private instructors in
acquiring his education. He gained his first newspaper experience on
the staff of the LeRoy Gazette. Afterwards, he became connected with
the Scranton Times, as City Editor, and still later was city editor,
with a financial interest, in the Scranton Free Press.
In 1873, he came to Buffalo and established the Sunday News. That paper
was enlarged twice before the establishment of the daily News.
In 1879, Mr. Butler established the Bradford Sunday News, which he
continued to own and to publish for four years, when he sold it to be
able to give more time to the Buffalo Evening News, which he
established in October, 1880.
Mr. Butler was elector-at-large on the Republican ticket in 1896, and
again in 1900. In the latter year, he was chairman of the Board of
Electors of the State. He was a delegate-at-large in 1908 to the
Republican National Convention at Chicago.
Mr. Butler married Miss Mary E. Barber of West Pittston, daughter of
Major William D. Barber. Mr. and Mrs. Butler were the parents of four
children, of whom two, a son and daughter, survive. Mrs. Butler died in
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