Members from BPOE #249’s 126 Years of History — Samuel Hale (Sam) Butterfield

Sam Butterfield

  • Born in Moscow ID –1924
  • attended Ursuline Academy (St. Mary’s School)
  • graduated Moscow High School — student body president — 1942
  • University of Idaho — 1942-1943 & 1946-1947
  • served in US Army Air Corp during WWII Italy and Algeria
  • Georgetown University School of Foreign Service — 1947-1949 — graduated with BA in Foreign Service
  • US Bureau of the Budget — 1947-1958
  • Masters degreee in Economics & American History — Georgetown University — 1953
  • Sr. Foreign Service Officer — US Agency for International Development — posted in Tanganyika, Sudan & Tanzania — 1960-1968
  • Mission Director to Nepal —  US Agency for International Development — 1975-1980
  • Awarded US Agency for International Development Outstanding Career Achievement Award — 1981
  • Professor — University of Idaho — 1981-1987
  • International Development activities in Botswana & Nepal — 1987-1993
  • inducted into University of Idaho Alumni Hall of Fame — 1999
  • Published “U. S. Development Aid — An Historic First:  Achievements and Failures in the Twentieth Century” — 2004
  • died 2008
  • Lifetime member of BPOE #249  — on lodge wall of remembrance
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