Pierce Butler – SC Revolutionary War Hero & US Senator
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Pierce Butler was instrumental in forming the government of the United States of American. He is credited with the creation of the Electoral College election method. Margaret Mitchell chose the Butler name along with another well known South Carolina last name, Rhett, for her famous character Rhett Butler in Gone with the Wind.
There are actually two notable, but not related, Pierce Butlers in South Carolina's history. Pierce Butler whom this page is about and Pierce Mason Butler, South Carolina's governor 1836-1838. To learn more about Pierce Mason Butler the governor click here.
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