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Earl L. Butz
18th United States Secretary of Agriculture
In office
December 2, 1971 â€“ October 4, 1976
President Richard M. Nixon
Gerald R. Ford
Preceded by Clifford M. Hardin
Succeeded by John A. Knebel
Personal details
Born Earl Lauer Butz
(1909-07-03)July 3, 1909
Albion, Indiana, United States
Died February 2, 2008(2008-02-02) (aged 98)
Kensington, Maryland, United States
Resting place Tippecanoe Memory Gardens, West Lafayette, Indiana, United States
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Mary Emma Powell Butz
(m. 1937 – 1995, her death)
Relations Verlo R. Butz
Dale E. Butz
Ruth E. Butz Buffenbarger
Marie M. Butz Howard
Children William Powell Butz
Thomas Earl Butz
Parents Herman Lee Butz (farmer)
Ada Tillie Lower Butz
Alma mater Purdue University
Religion Lutheran

While he was president, it was popular to be a Nixon hater.
The difference was you worked for Nixon, and with Ford.
But you've got to make choices, and you're not going to be right all the time.
Earl Butz
I was a stubborn cuss, and I made some mistakes.
I made lots of talks and challenged lots of people.
Ford was warm and friendly. He wouldn't embarrass a Cabinet member.
Nixon was kind of a loner, he had a cold personality.
Sometimes my quotes may be too colorful.
Teaching was the most pleasant thing I did.

Sometimes my quotes may be too colorful.
No, I try not to be a negative thinker.
I challenged things that needed to be challenged at Purdue.
I understood public relations and always maintained a high profile.