Senator Pierce Butler – First Federal Congress


This Pierce Butler History Mug is one of a collection of the First Federal Congress members biographical mugs.  An image of Pierce Butler and a short biography are features of this history mug.

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Pierce Butler was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention from South Carolina and a signatory on the Constitution.  As one of the largest slave owners in America, Butler supported counting slaves in state populations for congressional apportionment; the Convention compromised by counting a slave as three-fifths of a person.  Butler introduced the Fugitive Slave Clause, which protected slavery in the Constitution.  He served in the U.S. Senate from 1789 to 1796 and from 1802 to 1804.

First Federal Congress  1781-1789

The Continental Congress met between 1774-1785.  This was followed by the Confederation Congress, under the Articles of Confederation which existed between 1785-1789.  The First United States Congress, also known as the First Federal Congress, consisted of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives, which met between, March 4, 1789 and March 4, 1791.

The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history.  The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton.  He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia-tone.  The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.

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