Butler History and Trivia

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Who is George P. Butler? 

Information from  ASU History Milestones

Major George P. Butler as principal of ARC, offers a formal course of study for the first year of college in 1910.

August 15, 1925, George Phineas Butler became the first president of the Junior College of Augusta as well as the principal of ARC.

The first president of Augusta College from 1925-1930.


More Butler High School Trivia


BHS was founded in 1960.


The bulldog was adopted as the mascot and taken from the University of Georgia.


The school colors – old gold and white - came from the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) and migrated to old gold and black.


The alma mater was written by a student from the Class of 1963, Kent Livingston.


Alma Mater as sung by the BHS Chorus during the Honors Day Ceremony on May 18, 2007 BHS Alma Mater


The Bulldog Stadium has a seating capacity of 10,000.


Notable people who attended or graduated from Butler High School:


Ben Troupe - NFL Player

Renita Crawford - Local News Reporter for WJBF

Wycliffe Gordon - Jazz Musician

Minnesota Fattz/Tim Snell - Local Radio Personality

Terry Gibbs - Country Music singer


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Butler High School PTSA History


On September 19, 1963 the Butler High School PTSA was granted tax exempt status by the IRS.