Cyrus M. Butt

Cyrus M. "C. M." Butt (September 30, 1833 – August 27, 1921) was an American farmer, lawyer, and politician.

Born in the township of Deerfield, Morgan County, Ohio, Butt moved to Viroqua, Wisconsin in 1858 and was a farmer and lawyer. In 1859, Butt was elected district attorney for Vernon County, Wisconsin. Butt served in the 25th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment and was commissioned colonel. In 1866, Butt was elected treasurer for Vernon County. He also served on the Viroqua Village Board and was President of the Village of Viroqua. He also served on the school board and on the board of trustees for the Vernon County Asylum. In 1869 and 1860, Butt served in the Wisconsin State Senate. Butt died at his home in Viroqua, Wisconsin from a stroke.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ 'The Legislative Manual of the State of Wisconsin 1870,' Biographical Sketch of C. M. Butt, pg. 367
  2. ^ 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1899, pg. 179. Butt was listed as Cyrus M. Butt in the Wisconsin Blue Book 1899 in the roster on the Members of the Wisconsin Legislature.
  3. ^ 'Col. Butt Dies At His Home In Viroqua,' La Crosse Tribune and Leader Press, August 30, 1921, pg. 10

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