Daniel Evan BUTTON, Congress, NY (1917-2009)


BUTTON, Daniel Evan, a Representative from New York; born in Dunkirk, Chautauqua County, N.Y., November 1, 1917; graduated from Wilmington High School, Wilmington, Del., 1933; A.B., University of Delaware, Newark, Del., 1938; M.A., Columbia University, New York, N.Y., 1939; author; journalist; assistant to the president of the State University of New York, 1952-1958; staffs of University of Delaware and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; worked with newspapers in Wilmington, Del., and the Associated Press in New York City, 1939-1947; executive editor of the Albany Times-Union, 1960-1966; elected as a Republican to the Ninetieth and to the succeeding Congress (January 3, 1967-January 3, 1971); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Ninety-second Congress in 1970; editor, Science Digest magazine; died on March 7, 2009, in Albany, N.Y.; interment in Albany Rural Cemetery in Menands, N.Y.


Button, Daniel E. Take City Hall!: Mayor Tom Whalen and the Transformation of New York’s Capital to an All-American City. Albany, NY: Whitston Publishing Company, 2002.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present