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Alexander Butterfield
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United States
Federal Aviation Administrator
In office
March 14, 1973 – March 31, 1975
Preceded by John H. Shaffer
Succeeded by John L. McLucas
Personal details
Alexander Porter Butterfield

April 6, 1926 (1926-04-06) (age 95)
Pensacola, Florida
Alma mater University of Maryland, College Park (BS)
George Washington University (MS)
University of California, San Diego (MA)
Awards Distinguished Flying Cross
Military service
Branch/service United States Air Force
Rank Colonel
Battles/wars Vietnam War

Alexander Porter Butterfield (born April 6, 1926) is a U.S. military officer, public servant, and businessman. He served as the deputy assistant to President Richard Nixon from 1969 to 1973.

Butterfield revealed the existence of the White House taping system on July 13, 1973, during the Watergate scandal investigation, but had no involvement in the scandal. From 1973 to 1975, he served as administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration.

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