Death of Sen. Robert Byrd

November 20, 1917 - June 28, 2010
Fairfax, Virginia | Age 92

Longest serving senator dies at 92
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ANDREW TAYLOR, The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert C. Byrd, who rose from the poverty of West Virginia coal country to become the sage and conscience of the U.S. Senate in a political career stretching more than half a century, died Monday. He was 92.

Byrd's desk in the Senate chamber was draped in black, in recognition both of his longevity — he served longer and cast more votes than any senator in history — and the tenacity in which he defended the...

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