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G. K. Butterfield, Jr.'s Biography

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Full Name:

George 'G. K.' Kenneth Butterfield, Jr.




Divorced; 3 Children: Valeisha, Lenai, Tunya

Birth Date:


Birth Place:

Wilson, NC

Home City:

Wilson, NC



JD, North Carolina Central University School of Law, 1974

BA, Political Science/Sociology, North Carolina Central University, 1971

Representative, United States House of Representatives, District 1, 2004-2023

Chief Deputy Whip, United States House of Representatives, 2007-2023

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, North Carolina, District 1, 2020

Justice, North Carolina State Supreme Court, 2001-2002

Chair, Congressional Black Caucus, 2014-present

Member, Bipartisan Disabilities Caucus, present

Member, Childhood Cancer Caucus, present

Member, Community College Caucus, present

Member, Congressional African Partnership for Economic Growth, present

Member, Congressional Boating Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Caucus on Community Health Centers, present

Member, Congressional Coast Guard, present

Member, Congressional Diabetes Caucus, present

Co-Chair, Congressional Diversity and Innovation Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Friends of Job Corps Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Glaucoma Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Historic Preservation Caucus, present

Member, Congressional International Anti-Piracy Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Joint Strike Fighter, present

Member, Congressional Motorcycle Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Native American Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Oral Health Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Rural Housing, present

Member, Congressional Submarine Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease, present

Member, Congressional Textile Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Travel and Tourism Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Vision Caucus, present

Member, House Bike Caucus, present

Member, House National Guard and Reserve Components Caucus, present

Member, House Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus, present

Co-Chair, Out-of-Poverty Caucus, present

Co-Chair, State Medicaid Expansion Caucus, present

Member, Democratic Steering and Policy Committee

Former Member, Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Subcommittee on Energy, United States House of Representatives

Judge, North Carolina Superior Court, 1988-2000, 2002-2004

Senior Partner, Fitch, Butterfield and Wynn, 1975-1988

Specialist, United States Army, 1968-1970

Vice President, North Carolina Bar Association, 2003-present

Fellowman, Groove Phi Groove Social Fellowship, Incorporated, present

Member, Jackson Chapel First Missionary Baptist Church, present

Member, Board of Trustees, Gallaudet University

Member, Board of Visitors, North Carolina Central University School of Law

Trustee/Chair, Finance Ministry, Jackson Chapel First Missionary Baptist Church

Former President, North Carolina Association of Black Lawyers

Astrological Sign:


Father's Name:

G.K. Butterfield, Sr.

Father's Occupation:

Dentist/Elected Official, Wilson, North Carolina

Mother's Name:


Mother's Occupation:

Elementary school teacher

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