Utica Mayors: Butterfield on leading edge of 1800s transportation

Observer-Dispatch - 07-16


John Butterfield (mayor, 1865) John Butterfield, the 24th person to become mayor of Utica, was born in Berne, New York (near Albany) on Nov. 18, 1801. Butterfield – like his good friend, Theodore Faxton – was a member of the National Union Party. In March 1865, he defeated Ephraim Chamberlain, a Democrat, 1,924 to 1,909. Butterfield was 63 years old at the time.