Ralph Fanning Butts
, son of Allison Butts
and Phebe D Mosher
, was born on 6 April 1878.1
He married Harriett V A Tripp.1
[Ralph F. Butts] attended Riverview Military Academy and was graduated from that institution in the year 1895. He then entered the Phillips-Exeter Academy and was graduated from there 1896. He then entered Harvard College and graduated with the degree of A. M. in the year 1900, after which he attended the Albany Law School and graduated in the year 1902. He was admitted to the bar in 1902 and immediately commenced the practice of his chosen profession in Poughkeepsie. Mr. Butts is a good public speaker and is very popular in his native city and county and occupies a leading position among the younger members of the Bar. He was appointed Assistant District Attorney for the term commencing January 1, 1907.
—Weygant, The Sacketts of America