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Daniel Evan Button (November 1, 1917 – March 7, 2009) was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from New Yorkmarker. He died aged 91 at Albany Medical Center in Albany, New York.

Button was born in Dunkirk, New Yorkmarker. He graduated from the University of Delawaremarker in 1938 and received a master's degree from Columbia University in 1939. He wrote for the Wilmington,(Del.) Morning News and the Associated Press from 1943 until 1947, when he turned to public relations at the University of Delaware. He was assistant to the president of the State University of New York from 1952 until 1958. He was executive editor of the Albany Times-Union from 1960 until 1966. He was elected to Congress in 1966 as a Republican in a traditionally heavily Democratic district and served from January 3, 1967 until January 3, 1971. He unsuccessfully ran for re-election in 1970 as an outspoken critic of the Vietnam war. He was president of the national Arthritis Foundation (1971-75) and was editor of the national consumer magazine Science Digest (1976-80). He wrote a legislative study of John V. Lindsay (Random House 1965) and also published "Take City Hall" about Albany politics (2003). From 1994 to 2003 he was executive assistant to the president of the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities in New York State. He was a resident of Delmar, New Yorkmarker when he died.


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