Thank you, Jim Butler

The Alumni Relations office would like to give a special thanks to James A. Butler, Ph.D., ’67.

After graduating from La ­Salle College, Butler receive his Ph.D. from Cornell University and then returned to La ­Salle to teach in the English Department. Over the years, Butler’s contributions to the University include Chair and professor of the English Department, Director of the Honors Program, and curator of the Wister Special Collection in Connelly Library. He also authored the book, “Charles Wilson Peale’s ‘Belfield’: A History of a National Historic Landmark 1684-1984,” which is prominently displayed in the Alumni House at Peale House. Without Butler’s tireless dedication and commitment as an Explorer, La ­Salle wouldn’t be what it is today. His interest, research, and tireless contributions to the Wister and Peale history helped make the new Alumni House at Peale House come to fruition. Butler recently gave a talk about Frankenstein at his new residence, Sunrise Assisted Living in Abington, Pa.

Thank you, Jim.