| Overall UK Wins: 26 | Overall UK Losses: 10 | Win % 72.2 |
Date of Birth: February 27, 1923
Date of Death: January 26, 1985
Hometown: Holcut, MS
Alma Mater: Mississippi 
For a generalized listing of officials, please consult this page.
|1/6/1958||Kentucky at Vanderbilt||W||86 - 81||19||20||28||29||1||2||-||A.C. Lambert and Max Macon|
|2/17/1958||Vanderbilt at Kentucky||W||65 - 61||16||19||28||16||1||0||-||George Conley and A.C. Lambert|
|1/6/1959||Kentucky at Vanderbilt||L||66 - 75||32||20||28||49||4||1||-||Tobey Pace and A.C. Lambert|
|1/17/1959||Tennessee at Kentucky||W||79 - 58||19||19||28||27||0||2||-||A.C. Lambert and Tobey Pace|
|2/18/1959||Vanderbilt at Kentucky||W||83 - 71||20||22||31||26||0||3||-||A.C. Lambert and Max Macon|
|2/21/1959||Auburn at Kentucky||W||75 - 56||20||14||21||30||1||0||-||A.C. Lambert and Dave Scobey|
|2/23/1959||Alabama at Kentucky||W||39 - 32||13||10||12||19||0||0||-||Dave Scobey and A.C. Lambert|
|2/27/1960||Tennessee at Kentucky||L||63 - 65||15||19||29||19||0||0||-||A.C. Lambert and Ott Anderson|
|3/9/1961||Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt||W||88 - 67||25||27||40||40||3||2||-||George Conley and A.C. Lambert|
|1/6/1962||Georgia Tech at Kentucky||W||89 - 70||20||20||26||24||0||2||Tech's John Herbert for telling official "Ref, you're crazy". [Called by A.C. Lambert]||Harold Johnson and A.C. Lambert|
|1/8/1962||Kentucky at Vanderbilt||W||77 - 68||16||22||34||23||0||0||-||A.C. Lambert and Harold Johnson|
|12/30/1963||Kentucky vs. Loyola (LA)||W||86 - 64||20||18||18||24||0||1||-||A.C. Lambert and Harold Johnson|
|12/31/1963||Kentucky vs. Duke||W||81 - 79||14||15||18||20||1||0||-||A.C. Lambert and Lou Eisenstein|
|1/6/1964||Kentucky at Vanderbilt||L||83 - 85||21||21||32||28||0||0||-||A.C. Lambert and Harold Johnson|
|1/18/1964||Tennessee at Kentucky||W||66 - 57||16||14||9||21||0||0||-||A.C. Lambert and Fagan Canzoneri|
|2/1/1964||Kentucky at Florida||W||77 - 72||20||20||25||21||0||0||UF Coach Norm Sloan for 'fussing' at referee||Charles Sauers and A.C. Lambert|
|2/17/1964||Vanderbilt at Kentucky||W||104 - 73||25||21||24||33||1||0||Ted Deeken for not raising his hand after a personal was called [called by Harold Johnson]||A.C. Lambert and Harold Johnson|
|1/16/1965||Kentucky at Tennessee||L||58 - 77||19||15||21||27||1||1||Tennessee Coach Ray Mears for protesting call [called by A.C. Lambert]||Don Souder and A.C. Lambert|
|2/22/1965||Kentucky at Alabama||L||71 - 75||18||18||20||24||1||2||-||A.C. Lambert and Dick Pace|
|1/24/1966||Louisiana State at Kentucky||W||111 - 85||18||18||25||18||0||0||-||A.C. Lambert and Robert Hartsfield|
|2/2/1966||Kentucky at Vanderbilt||W||105 - 90||21||16||19||23||2||0||-||Ralph Stout and A.C. Lambert|
|2/12/1966||Kentucky at Auburn||W||77 - 64||20||25||28||19||1||2||-||A.C. Lambert and Frank Cochran|
|1/5/1967||Vanderbilt at Kentucky||L||89 - 91 OT||23||19||19||30||1||2||-||Robert Hartsfield and A.C. Lambert|
|2/4/1967||Kentucky at Louisiana State||W||105 - 84||14||14||18||15||0||1||-||A.C. Lambert and Dave Scobey|
|2/13/1967||Kentucky at Tennessee||L||57 - 76||13||12||15||15||0||0||-||James Long and A.C. Lambert|
|12/30/1967||Kentucky vs. Notre Dame||W||81 - 73||14||14||16||17||0||0||-||Orlando Palesse and A.C. Lambert|
|1/6/1968||Kentucky at Vanderbilt||W||94 - 78||18||16||23||19||0||1||-||A.C. Lambert and Bill Henderson|
|1/20/1968||Kentucky at Auburn||L||73 - 74||23||22||31||30||0||2||-||A.C. Lambert and Harold Johnson|
|2/24/1968||Alabama at Kentucky||W||96 - 83||12||15||19||15||1||0||-||A.C. Lambert and Lawrence Meeks|
|1/18/1969||Kentucky at Tennessee||W||69 - 66||11||14||24||14||0||0||-||Ralph Stout and A.C. Lambert|
|2/3/1969||Auburn at Kentucky||W||105 - 93||26||19||25||33||1||1||-||A.C. Lambert and Harold Johnson|
|3/1/1969||Kentucky at Vanderbilt||L||99 - 101||22||19||22||28||0||2||-||A.C. Lambert and T.D. Norris|
|3/3/1969||Kentucky at Auburn||W||90 - 86||20||15||13||24||1||1||-||A.C. Lambert and Harold Johnson|
|2/23/1970||Kentucky at Alabama||W||98 - 89||18||14||16||23||0||0||-||A.C. Lambert and Dick Pace|
|12/12/1970||Kentucky at Indiana||W||95 - 93 OT||24||23||28||34||2||1||-||Art White and A.C. Lambert|
|1/16/1971||Kentucky at Tennessee||L||71 - 75||19||17||22||29||0||1||Tom Payne flagrant foul for flipping Jim Woodall to floor during rebound battle; Tennessee bench (Ray Mears etc.) for rushing onto court after foul||A.C. Lambert and Julius Sneed|
Obituary - Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger (January 28, 1985)
State Tax Chief Dies of 'Lou Gehrig's Disease
by Robert Ourlian
Butch Lambert Sr., Mississippi's tax chief and a respected political and sports figure in the state, died Saturday from "Lou Gehrig's disease," an incurable illness he learned of only two months ago. Lambert was 61.
Known as a peacemaker among politicians and a coach to all, Lambert died from amytrophic lateral sclerosis about 11 p.m. Saturday. He had been at St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital since Jan. 19 because of his deteriorating condition, a family spokesman said.
Doctors estimated he had suffered from the disease for six to eight months, the spokesman said.
Funeral services will be Wednesday in Tupelo. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home in Jackson. The body will lie in state on the second floor of the state Capitol from 5 to 9 p.m. today.
Pallbearers at the funeral Wednesday will be representatives from Little League baseball teams in the Fulton area that Lambert had coached in the past.
Lambert's family has set up The Butch Lambert Memorial for ALS care of Butch Lambert Jr., P.O. Box 5087, Jackson, Miss. 39216.
Gov. Bill Allain, calling Lambert "a vital part of Mississippi life" and "a leader among leaders," has ordered flags flown at half-staff until the funeral Wednesday in Tupelo.
"He exemplified the best kind of public servant - one who believed in love of fellow man, dedication to the job and fairness to all," said Allain.
After learning of the terminal illness Dec. 3, Lambert said in an interview with The Clarion-Ledger that he came to grips with it, because as he put it, "How many people get advance notice?
"I was put here to work with people," he said in the interview. "I feel like I've always known my role. I feel comfortable about my situation."
Lambert served in the House of Representatives from 1960 until 1964 and again from 1968 until 1980, when he was appointed Tax Commission chairman and commissioner of revenue by then Gov. William Winter.
Lambert also was known for his 30 years of officiating at Southeastern Conference football and basketball games and was regarded as the SEC's top referee by the time he retired in 1981. His lively sports career also provided him colorful grist for his popular after-dinner speeches.
The most widely known officiating episode was at the 1978 Gator Bowl, when Lambert flagged former Ohio State University Coach Woody Hayes for punching a Clemson player who had intercepted an Ohio State pass.
SEC Commissioner Boyd McWhorter said Sunday of Lambert: "My experiences with him were something I'll always cherish."
Although SEC rules required Lambert's retirement in 1981 when he reached the age of 57, McWhorter said Lambert's contributions to the conference never stopped. "He still helped us by observing officiating," he said. "For the 13 years I've been commissioner, his contributions have been tremendous every year, they've never ceased and his interest in the conference has never ceased."
Those who served in the Legislature with Lambert saw parallels between his sports career and his political efforts.
"He was essentially a coach," said former Rep. John Hampton Stennis of Jackson, who served on the powerful House Ways and Means Committee when Lambert chaired the committee. "He knew how to coach other people to get the best out of them."
Lambert always was a favorite of lawmakers, even after leaving the House in 1980 to go to the state Tax Commission. They showed their admiration Jan. 14 by naming the playing field at Mississippi Memorial Stadium in his honor.
"He was someone you respected regardless of the position he took on an issue," said Rep. Ed Perry of Oxford. "He was the one who, regardless of what part of the state you came from or what your background was, made new legislators feel good - you always had a friend in Butch. He was not only a friend, but a father figure."
Legislative veterans such as House Speaker Buddie Newman were impressed by Lambert's strength and dedication. "You could lay it out to Butch Lambert, and he understood," said Newman. "Butch was one in a life-time - no, several lifetimes," said Newman.
Lt. Gov. Brad Dye was in 1960's crop of freshmen legislators along with Lambert. Dye often relies on jokes and anecdotes in his speeches, but said he always admired the lessons Lambert wove into his talks.
"Among other fond memories people are going to have of Butch - and they're going to have a lot - are those of the fine stories he told," Dye said.
"I wish I was a good as he was."