Francis Edward Butler

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Francis Edward Butler was born on August 29th, 1924 in Alberta. He received his bachelors of mechanical engineering from Howard University in 1950 and a certificate in project management from RPI in 1969. Butler was a project manager at the Naval Ordinance Lab from 1951-1966 and was a research and management engineer for the US Naval Ordinance System Command in Washington.

Butler was a member of ASME and NSPE and won the Torpedo Signal Award in 1956. He was awarded patent #2,803,807 for audible underwater signal, #2,912,929 for drill mine Mk 50-0, #2,991,441 for a watertight electrical connector and #3,086,464 for a detachable practice mine session.