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G. K. Butterfield
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Carolina's 1st district
Assumed office
July 20, 2004
Preceded by Frank Ballance
Associate Justice of the
North Carolina Supreme Court
In office
February 5, 2001 – January 1, 2003
Appointed by Mike Easley
Preceded by I. Beverly Lake
Succeeded by Edward Thomas Brady
Personal details
Born
George Kenneth Butterfield Jr.

April 27, 1947 (1947-04-27) (age 73)
Wilson, North Carolina, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s)
Jean Farmer
(m. 1971; div. 1991)
Children 3
Education North Carolina Central University (BA, JD)
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Branch/service  United States Army
Years of service 1968–1970
Rank Army-USA-OR-04b.svg Specialist

George Kenneth Butterfield Jr. (born April 27, 1947) is an American politician. In 2004, he was elected to the U.S. Representative for North Carolina's 1st congressional district. He is a member of the Democratic Party.

Butterfield was appointed to be an Associate Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court by Governor Mike Easley in 2001. He is a member of the Congressional Black Caucus and was its chair from 2015 to 2017.

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