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Deidre Davis Butler (born Deidre Ann Davis; September 26, 1955 – August 7, 2020) was an American disability rights activist and federal official. She was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey.

Davis worked in state and national disability programs as a young lawyer, beginning at Rehabilitation International in New York in 1980. In 1987, she worked at the United States Department of Education.

She helped create the Air Carrier Access Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA).

Davis died on August 7, 2020 in Rogers, Arkansas at the age of 64.

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