Nicholas Murray Butler Biography
Birthday: April 2, 1862 (Aries)
Born In: Elizabeth
Nicholas Murray Butler was an American philosopher, diplomat, educator and a global peace activist. He won the Nobel Peace Prize for his promotion of the Briand-Kellogg pact. Butler was an outstanding student from an early age and by the time he was 22 years old, he had obtained his doctorate. He started off as a staff member of the philosophy department at Columbia College and after serving the University for more than a decade and half, he became its president. Butler remained as the president of Columbia University for 43 years and remains the longest serving president of the university. Additionally, he is regarded as its most influential president due to the developments that took place in the university during his tenure. He opened up new buildings, new departments and transformed the university into one of the finest educational institutions in the world. Butler was also an important member of the Republican Convention and was a part of it for close to five decades. His most remarkable work was the setting up of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, which he headed for 20 years.