Jake Butcher

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Jake Butcher
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Jacob Franklin Butcher

Died(2017-07-19)July 19, 2017 (aged 81)
Alma materUniversity of Tennessee
Hiwassee College
Occupationformer banker and politician
Known forconvicted fraudster
Spouse(s)Sonya Wilde
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]

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  1. Butcher: Bank collapse after fair hurt city Archived 2007-09-18 at the Wayback Machine, Knoxville News Sentinel, May 2, 2007
  2. "Jake Butcher, Head of Failed Banking Empire, Dies". WRCB TV. Archived from the original on August 6, 2017. Retrieved July 19, 2017.

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