|Chair of the Democratic National Committee|
|Preceded by||Stephen Mitchell|
|Succeeded by||Henry M. Jackson|
Paul Mulholland Butler
June 15, 1905
South Bend, Indiana, U.S.
|Died||December 30, 1961 (aged 56)|
Washington, D.C., U.S.
|Education||University of Notre Dame (LLB)|
Paul Mulholland Butler (1905–1961) was an American lawyer who served as the chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 1955 until 1960.
After being active in Indiana Democratic Party politics, Butler was named to the Democratic National Committee in 1952, when he was a staunch ally of Adlai Stevenson. He later became DNC chairman and used the post to articulate policy positions in opposition to the Eisenhower administration. Butler's liberal ideology was opposed by conservative and moderate Democrats.