Alexander P. Butterfield

Title: Aviation Executive (Retired)
Former Military Officer, Presidential Appointee

Location: La Jolla, CA United States



  • Air Force Association
  • Aloha Airlines, Inc. (Board of Directors, 1979-1980)
  • Bel-Air Country Club, LA
  • Dr. Seuss Foundation, (Vice President, Board of Trustees, 2015-2017) (Chairman 2014-2017) (Board of Directors, 2013-2017)
  • International Flight Safety Foundation (Now Flight Safety Foundation) (Board of Directors, 1976-1981)
  • LA County Museum of Natural History (Now Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County) (Board of Directors, 1981-1985)
  • Military-Science Expedition to South Pole (1968)
  • National Armed Forces Museum Advisory Board, Smithsonian Institution (Presidentially-Appointed Member, 1970-1976)
  • Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and radio Aritsts (SAG-AFTRA)
  • Tailhook Association
  • The Brain Observatory (Chairman, Board of Directors, 2013-Present)
  • Thunderbird Alumni Association
  • United States Government and Industry Delegate to Moscow for Ministerial Level Talks on Technology and Trade (Leader, 1973)
  • United States-Canadian Boy Scout Honor Guard, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (1939)
  • University Club, San Diego
  • University of California (Chairman, Chancellor’s Associates, San Diego, 2004-2006)
  • US House Judiciary Committee (Now House Committee on the Judiciary) Key Witness, Deliberations of Impeachment of President Richard Nixon, (1974)
  • US Senate Select Committee on Watergate (Now Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities) (Key Witness at Hearings, 1973)
  • Watergate Committee


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2018)
  • Featured Member, Marquis Millennium Magazine, Marquis Who’s Who (2017)
  • Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2017)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in America,” Marquis Who’s Who (2016-2002, 1995-1998, 1990-1991)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in Science and Engineering,” Marquis Who’s Who (2016-2017, 2011-2012)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in the World,” Marquis Who’s Who (2014-2016)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in American Politics,” Marquis Who’s Who (2009-2014)
  • Recipient, Archibald Cox Uncommon Heroes of Watergate Award, Common Cause (2013)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in the West,” Marquis Who’s Who (2002-2010)
  • Recipient, Legion of Merit Award, Admiral John McCain, Commander in Chief of Pacific Command (1969)
  • Winning Member, Six-Man Fighter-Gunnery Team, European Championship (1954)
  • Presidential Appointment, 46th in the Country, United States Military Academy at West Point (1946)
  • Recipient, Rutte Courtesy Medal, Class of 1944, St. Johns Military Academy (Now St. John’s Military School) (1944)
  • Two Top Awards, Boy Scouts of America (1939)
  • Recipient, Air Medal with Three Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters, United States Armed Forces
  • Recipient, Bronze Star, United States Armed Forces, United States Armed Forces
  • Recipient, Distinguished Flying Cross Medal, United States Armed Forces
  • Recipient, Four Air Medals, United States Armed Forces, United States Armed Forces

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