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Jeffrey H. Butland
Member of the Maine Senate
from the 26th district

In office
Personal details
Born (1950-12-07)December 7, 1950
Portland, Maine
Died August 1, 2004(2004-08-01) (aged 53)
Political party Republican
Residence Cumberland, Maine
Alma mater Bates College

Jeffrey Butland (December 7, 1950 - August 1, 2004) was an American politician from Maine.[1] A Republican, Butland spent 8 years split between the Maine House of Representatives and the Maine Senate. represented (District 26 Cumberland County). He was also local officeholder in the town of Cumberland, Maine.[2][3]

Upon his election as President of the 117th Maine Senate in December 1994,[4] Butland became the first Republican in that position since 1982. He was sworn-in by Republican Governor John McKernan on December 7, 1994.[4] Butland was appointed the New England administrator of the Small Business Administration in 2002 by President George W. Bush.[2]


Butland was born in Portland, Maine and lived in there until the age of 13, when his family moved to Cumberland. He graduated from Bates College. He served four years in the United States Marine Corps and 22 years as a reservist. He died of a heart attack at age 53 on August 1, 2004.[2]


  1. "Legislators Biographical Search". Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library. Retrieved 27 September 2014. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Jeff Butland; was SBA administrator, Maine lawmaker". Boston Globe. Associated Press. August 3, 2004. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  3. "Jeffrey H. Butland". Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Legislative Record of the One Hundred And Seventeenth Legislature of the State Of Maine" (pdf). Maine State Legislature. December 7, 1994. p. 6. Retrieved November 18, 2014. "This being done, Senator Jeffrey H. Butland of Cumberland, was duly elected President of the Senate of the 117th Legislature. The Senator from Oxford, Senator Hanley (...) escorted the President-elect to the Governor's Office for the purpose of taking and subscribing to the necessary oaths of office to qualify him to enter upon the discharge of the duties of the Office of the President of the Senate." 

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