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 Harry Flood Byrd, Jr

Harry Flood Byrd, Jr

Birth
Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, USA
Death 30 Jul 2013 (aged 98)
Winchester, Winchester City, Virginia, USA
Burial Winchester, Winchester City, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 114627975 · View Source
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US Senator. A member of the Democratic (later an Independent) Party, he served the state of Virginia in the United States Senate from 1965 until 1983. The son of former publisher-turned Virginia Governor and later US Senator Harry Flood Byrd, Sr., he attended Virginia Military Academy and served in the United States Naval Reserves during World War II. He followed his father's path leading to the political arena and served as a member of Virginia's State Senate from 1948 until 1965. After failing health forced his father to relinquish his US Senatorial seat, the younger Byrd was elected in a special election to succeed him. After he was successfully elected to his own term in 1970, he switched party affiliations to become an Independent. During his tenure, he continued his father's pro position on segregation and was an advocate for fiscal responsibility within the federal government.

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  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 30 Jul 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 114627975
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Harry Flood Byrd, Jr (20 Dec 1914–30 Jul 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 114627975, citing Mount Hebron Cemetery, Winchester, Winchester City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .