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Sen. Robert C. Byrd (1917-2010)

Sen. Robert C. Byrd (D-W.Va.) served in the U.S. Congress longer than any member in history. The nine-term senator assumed office Jan. 3, 1959, after serving three terms in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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A public servant for the ages
Article | Robert C. Byrd , an orphan from the West Virginia coal fields who served more than half a century in the Senate and used his canny, masterful knowledge of the institution to protect its rules, shape the federal budget and, above all else, tend to the interests of his impoverished state, died Monday....
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Byrd to lie in Senate chamber where he served
Article | Sen. Robert C. Byrd, the longest-serving senator in U.S. history, will lie in repose on the Senate floor Thursday, an appropriate honor for a man who was known as dean of the Senate and spoke often of his love for the institution.
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West Virginia Sen. Robert Byrd dead at 92
Article | Robert C. Byrd, 92, a conservative West Virginia Democrat who became the longest-serving member of Congress in history and used his masterful knowledge of the institution to shape the federal budget, protect the procedural rules of the Senate and, above all else, tend to the interests of his stat...
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For Byrd's staff, so much to process
Article | Robert C. Byrd was known for many things -- his mastery of Senate rules, his oratorical skills, his ability to quote long passages of poetry from memory. At one time, he was apparently also considered quite the looker. "If you ever decide you've had enough of the Senate (which would be the country's...
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Washington begins paying final respects to Robert Byrd
Article | Senators spent Thursday morning paying their final respects to the man they called their dean.
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West Virginia's final farewell to 'Big Daddy' Byrd
Article | CHARLESTON, W.VA. -- Robert Carlyle Byrd fought his way out of coal towns and taught himself how to butcher and how to orate and how to bring billions to his poor mountain state. Its people sent him to speak for them in Washington for more than half a century , and he fought off the end of his life...

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