Date of Birth: 04/10/1813
Place of birth: St. Petersburg
He served in the Office of the Ministry of War, moved quickly and already in 1845 he was appointed Chancellor of the Caucasian Committee. In 1850 he was appointed manager of the affairs of the Committee of Ministers, maintaining the position on the Caucasian Committee, and managing the affairs of the secret committee of the split. A year Butkov was appointed Secretary of State, in 1852 it was entrusted with management of the affairs of the Siberian Committee in 1853 Butkov was appointed consist in the position of Secretary of State. The appointment took place at the request of Prince AI Chernyshova, tsenivshego in Butkova great editor and a reporter - the quality of which is different from Butkova even stingy with his praise the Minister of Justice, Count VN Panin. If Butkova acquainted with the affairs of the Caucasus region for a long time kept in the hands of Butkova a significant role in the management of this edge, his skill to work on legal gave him the opportunity to take part in the work of Nicholas era of government transformation opened for death. Adhering to the hitherto very conservative views and his activities adjacent to the princes AI Chernyshov and AF Orlov, Butkov entered a new era of human government old beliefs and practices. At the end of 1856 Butkov was appointed head of the affairs of the new "secret committee" soon (January 8, 1858) renamed the "Main Committee on Peasant Affairs for review of decisions and assumptions about serfdom." Without specific information on the subject of employment committee Butkov unwittingly contributed to delaying consideration of the release of the peasants. In addition, Butkov harmed the cause and deliberately, because, accustomed to their clerical activities guided by the views of a strong man, he could not determine who is - a man on the committee and in whose hence benefit it should immediately trigger the mighty power of Office. Apparently, and personally Butkov was not the liberation of supporters; at least the summer of 1858 traveling across Russia Butkov rumored that undermine confidence in the government`s unwavering intention to carry out a reform conceived. However, when such negligence incurred the displeasure Butkova Emperor Alexander, and at the same time it became clear that ultimately strengthened the influence of YI Rostovtsev, and that the government has not come down from his intended path, Butkov left his (though half-hearted) and the opposition joined the triumphant party. Butkov finally became a liberal (like many others at the time). However, before he made some steps in this direction: for example, AV Nikitenko, who saw Butkova in December 1857, talks about his liberalism, attacks on the bureaucracy and praise "of representation", noting, however, superficiality and immaturity as if naveyannost his judgments. Liberalism Butkova was really such, neither the seriousness nor the sequence in him. So, in 1868 Butkov voted with the majority of the Committee of Ministers of the addition, as a temporary measure, the Law on the Press 1865 Resolution for the General Administration of press rights to authorize or prohibit the retail sale of newspapers, and in 1869 in the state Council, too, with the majority, for the termination of the newspaper IS Aksakov "Moscow". In matters of personal Butkov we were flexible, and in the service areas called him "weather vane". Was brought forward not so much intelligence and knowledge of the merits of the case, as the bureaucratic skill to work and excellent report, Butkov in the era of reforms could not play and did not play an independent role - as in the peasant reform, and others. Most played a major role Butkov in judicial reform. Since the autumn of 1861 Butkov gradually push aside from the management reform of Count DN Bludova. Role Butkova was reduced, however, mostly, except for his chairmanship of the Commission for drafting legal regulations (1862 - 3) and for the development of regulations to introduce them into action (1865 - 6), to official reports and backstage agreements and talks with officials of senior government and palace circles, where he was, indeed, able to dispel some long-standing prejudice against the indigenous judicial reform. Externally Butkova prominent role in judicial reform gave rise to those concerned did not come true rumors about his appointment in place of the retired Minister of Justice, Count VN Panin. But the most work on the reform has been performed under the supervision of a team of experienced and well-educated lawyers, whose involvement in the work was itself the largest credit Butkova. Some took part in the reforms Butkov:. Liquor and military (chairman of the commission for the revision of the statute conscription (1866 - 70) Butkov In 1868 he was appointed chairman of the Commission for preliminary work on the transformation of the landmark, and in 1869 - Chairman of the Commission for drawing up statute of mortgages Butkov in their highly complex activity was not a stranger and questions of educational and scientific character.. so, in 1860 - 1870 years Butkov served as supreme commander of the Lazarev Institute However, Butkov is not used in the academic world and respect, when the Academy of Sciences at the request of its president, Count DN Bludov, Butkova elected an honorary member, even such modest people like AV Nikitenko, felt it was a shame for the election of the Academy. In 1865 Butkov was appointed member of the state Council and member of the Committee of Ministers, in 1869, a senior member of the committee honored civilian officials. The disease has broken at the end of the 60s for further performance Butkova, and soon made quite Butkova abandon it. See the article in "Russian Biographical Dictionary".; ibid instructions and literature sources.