Jake Butcher

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Jake Butcher
Born
Jacob Franklin Butcher

1936
Died(2017-07-19)July 19, 2017 (aged 81)
NationalityAmerican
Alma materUniversity of Tennessee
Hiwassee College
Occupationformer banker and politician
Known forconvicted fraudster
Spouse(s)Sonya Wilde
Children4
Parent(s)Cecil H. Butcher, Sr.

Jacob Franklin Butcher (1936 – July 19, 2017) was an American banker and politician. He built a financial empire in East Tennessee. He was the Democratic Party nominee for governor of Tennessee in 1978. He was known for his promotion of the 1982 World's Fair in Knoxville, Tennessee. He lost his business and his personal fortune after he was found to have engaged in massive fraud.[1]

Butcher died in Atlanta, Georgia on July 19, 2017 at the age of 81.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Butcher: Bank collapse after fair hurt city, Knoxville News Sentinel, May 2, 2007
  2. "Jake Butcher, Head of Failed Banking Empire, Dies". WRCB TV. Retrieved July 19, 2017.

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