Phillip H. Buttermore Biography

Phillip H. Buttermore




Phillip H. Buttermore, educator, artist, and cartoonist, was born in Meadville, Pennsylvania on 12 May 1940 to Harrison R. and Edith A. Brown Buttermore. He graduated from Meadville High School and attended Pennsylvania State University, earning a Master degree in both Art and Art Education in 1962. Buttermore served in the United States Air Force in Vietnam and then he studied special education at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania graduating in 1978. He taught for eight years at LIU 12, Adams County Literacy Council, and then worked as a counselor for another eighteen years.

Buttermore became a lifelong educator, artist, and cartoonist. He wrote about himself: “I have a sense of humor and love cartooning my life. I have around 1,500 cartoons of myself and things I observe and react to such as religion, Terrorism, Health issues, foolishness in government, my high school reunion, etc.”

He was a member Pennsylvania State Education Association, the Knights of Columbus, the Washington County Museum of Art, and the American Civil Liberties Union.

Buttermore died in Shinglehouse, Pennsylvania on 20 September 2017.