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  1. Mar 18, 2016 · Senator Robert Byrd was the longest-serving senator and the longest-serving member in the history of the United States Congress. He filibustered against the 1964 Civil Rights Act and supported...

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    Robert Carlyle Byrd (born Cornelius Calvin Sale Jr.; November 20, 1917 – June 28, 2010) was an American politician and musician who served as a United States senator from West Virginia for over 51 years, from 1959 until his death in 2010. A Democrat, Byrd also served as a U.S. representative for six years, from 1953 until 1959.

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  3. Robert C. Byrd, in full Robert Carlyle Byrd, original name Cornelius Calvin Sale, Jr., (born November 20, 1917, North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, U.S.—died June 28, 2010, Falls Church, Virginia), American Democratic politician who served as a representative from West Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives (1953–59) and as a U.S. senator …

  4. He delivered more than 100 addresses on the history of the Senate, which were collected and published for the Senate’s bicentennial in 1989. On September 15, 1998, Senator Byrd delivered a “ Leader’s Lecture ” to his colleagues in the Old Senate Chamber. Senator Byrd died on June 28, 2010, having served for 51 years, 5 months, and 26 days.

  5. Aug 9, 2022 · Robert Byrd was a West Virginia Senator who holds the record as the longest-serving Senator in history. He was known for being a segregationist, even going so far as to have a 15-hour filibuster...

  6. May 17, 2022 · Robert Carlyle Byrd of West Virginia served in the United States Congress from 1952 to 2010, making him one of the longest serving U.S. Senators in American history. While in office, he earned the praises of civil rights advocates. However, prior to his political career, Byrd was a high-ranking member of the Ku Klux Klan during the early 1940s.

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