Jacob Franklin Butcher
|Alma mater||University of Tennessee|
|Occupation||former banker and politician|
|Known for||convicted fraudster|
|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.
References[change | change source]
- Butcher: Bank collapse after fair hurt city, Knoxville News Sentinel, May 2, 2007
- "Jake Butcher, Head of Failed Banking Empire, Dies". WRCB TV. Retrieved July 19, 2017.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Jacob Franklin "Jake" Butcher, Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture, 2009