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Harry Flood Byrd, Sr

Virginia Governor, U.S. Senator. Born in Martinsburg, Virginia, he attended Shenandoah Valley Academy, was successful in agricultural pursuits and was the publisher of the Winchester Star. He was president of the Valley Turnpike Company, (1908-18), a member of the Virginia State Senate, (1915-25), Virginia State fuel commissioner in 1918 and chairman of the Democratic State committee in 1922. In 1926, he was elected as a Democrat the 50th Governor of Virginia, serving until 1930. After his term, he was the Democratic National committeeman and was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Claude A. Swanson, serving (1933-65). He died of cancer at age 79 in Berryville, Virginia.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Harry Flood Byrd, Sr (10 Jun 1887–20 Oct 1966), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2759, citing Mount Hebron Cemetery, Winchester, Winchester City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .