9 Mar 2018 San Antonio, TX
DAR Medal of Honor - Friday, March 9, 2018
Kathy Hanlon, State Chair
Americanism Committee, Texas Society DAR
"Judge Edward F. Butler, a retired federal Judge, is a distinguished native of Memphis, TN, where he practiced law from 1961 through 1991. After his admission to the Texas Bar in 1972, he continued his faithful pursuit of justice for another 37 years.
"Judge Butler is a veteran and served in both the United States Air Force Reserve and the United States Navy Reserve. He retired as a Navy Reserve Commander with 35 years of military service.
"He has successfully organized various lineage organizations and he has held leadership positions in numerous lineage societies, veterans support organizations, civic, fraternal and legal associations. In July 2009, Judge Butler was elected President General, NSSAR.
"Judge Butler is an acclaimed author with law, family history, and travel books, as well as dozens of legal and travel articles, to his credit. Among his many publications are two non-fiction books which illustrate the important role of Spain in support of the thirteen colonies.
"The DAR Medal of Honor celebrates individuals who have made unusual and lasting contributions to our American Heritage by truly giving of himself or herself to his or her community, state, country, and fellowman.
"Sponsoring the DAR Medal of Honor for Judge Butler is the San Antonio de Bexar Chapter: Ann Dennis, Regent, and Connie Impelman, Americanism Committee Chair. Will all members of the chapter please stand to be recognized.
Seated at the State Regent’s table is Judge Butler’s wife and a Yellow Rose of Texas, Mrs. Robin Butler.
"Madame State Regent, for his efforts to preserve America’s history, and for his lifelong dedication and unwavering service to our nation’s laws and our most precious document, the Constitution of the United States, it is an honor to award the DAR Medal of Honor to Judge Edward F. Butler."