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BUTT, William L.

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BUTT, William L. (Dubuque, IA, Jan. 27, 1923--Dubuque, IA, Dec. 24, 2007). William's great-grandfather owned and operated the BUTT BROTHERS wagon factory while his maternal grandfather, W. M. Hanson, established the DUBUQUE FRUIT COMPANY. William graduated from DUBUQUE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL in 1941 and moved to California where he worked as a welder in the shipyards at night and attended the University of California at Berkeley during the day.

William married Aileen Conzett before serving in the military in 1944. Returning to Dubuque, he began work for the Otis Elevator Company in Dubuque and Cedar Rapids. In 1952 he was transferred to Texarkana as the company's local representative. He became a branch manager in 1958 and a district service manager in Kansas City, Kansas in 1969. When he moved to Dallas, Texas in 1972 he quickly became the regional service sales manager over the southwestern United States covering ten states and forty offices. He retired in 1983.

Moving to San Antonio, Texas in 1985, William and several others purchased the Northcliffe Country Club. They sold the property in 1996.

Returning to Dubuque after the death of his wife, he was a member of the board of directors, treasurer and member of the board of trustees of MOUNT PLEASANT HOME. He built and donated hundreds of bird houses to the gift shop at New Melleray Abbey.



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