Name Keith Butler
|Residence Waterloo, Ontario|
Political party PC
Resigned October 16, 1967
|Preceded by John J. Wintermeyer Liberal|
Role Former Member of Provincial Parliament
Party Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario
Previous office Member of Provincial Parliament (1963–1967)
Similar People Walter Model, Omar Bradley, Bernard Montgomery - 1st Visco, Gunther von Kluge, Heinrich Eberbach
Succeeded by Edward R. Good Liberal
Keith Elkington Butler (1920 - 1977) was a Canadian politician, who represented Waterloo North in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1963 to 1967 as a Progressive Conservative member.
Butler was elected in the provincial general election in 1963 and served in the 27th Legislative Assembly of Ontario as a backbench member of a majority PC government led by Premier John Robarts. Butler did not serve in Cabinet, but he was a member of an average of six Standing Committees of the Legislative Assembly during his term in office. He also served on the Select Committee on Youth, created in 1965 to study the status of all educational, recreational and employment opportunities available to youth in the province and determine what changes, if any, were required to ensure "the wider participation of youth in society" He was defeated in the 1967 general election by the Liberal candidate, Edward R. Good and he retired from politics.
Butler served in the Canadian Army and lost a leg in the battle for the Falaise Gap. He served as Vice-President of the National Council of War Veterans. An insurance broker, by training, he owned and operated Butler Insurance Limited. He was an active member of the Anglican Church and President of the Kitchener-Waterloo chapter of the Canadian Cancer Society. Butler was married with two children.
Butler is buried in Woodland Cemetery, Waterloo, Ontario.