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  Byrd, Robert C.
CANDIDATE DETAILS
AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  1996-11-01  
 
NameRobert C. Byrd
Address
Sophia, West Virginia , United States
EmailNone
WebsiteNone
Born November 20, 1917
DiedJune 28, 2010 (92 years)
ContributorWishful Thinking
Last ModifedRBH
Jun 11, 2020 10:03pm
Tags Caucasian - Moderate-to-Liberal - Anti School Vouchers - Anti-Affirmative Action - Anti-Bush Tax Cuts (Pro-Tax Cut Rollback) - Anti-Gay Marriage - Anti-Social Security Privatization - Pro School Vouchers - Pro-Choice - Pro-Gun control - Pro-Missile Defense - Widowed - Freemason - Straight -
InfoRepresentative and a Senator from West Virginia; born in North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, N.C., November 20, 1917; attended West Virginia public schools; student at Beckley College, Concord College, Morris Harvey College, and Marshall College, all in West Virginia, and George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C.; graduated, American University Law School 1963; received Bachelor�s degree in political science from Marshall University 1994; member of the West Virginia house of delegates 1947-1950; member of the West Virginia senate 1951-1952, resigning when elected to Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-third, Eighty-fourth, and Eighty-fifth Congresses (January 3, 1953-January 3, 1959); elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1958 for the term commencing January 3, 1959; reelected in 1964, 1970, 1976, 1982, 1988, 1994, and again in 2000 for the term ending January 3, 2007; Secretary, Senate Democratic Conference 1967-1971; Democratic whip 1971-1977; Majority Leader 1977-1980, 1987-1988; Minority Leader 1981-1986; President pro tempore 1989-1995; June 6, 2001-January 3, 2003; chair, Committee on Appropriations (One Hundred First through One Hundred Third Congresses; One Hundred Seventh Congress [January 3-20, 2001; June 6, 2001-January 3, 2003]).


JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
09/18/2010-09/19/2010 Public Policy Polling 68.00% ( 15.0) 23.00% ( 14.0) 9.00% ( 0.0)
08/27/2009-08/30/2009 Mark Blankenship Enterprises (MBE) 69.00% ( 0.0) 29.00% ( 0.0) 2.00% ( 0.0)
05/26/2009-05/27/2009 Public Policy Polling 53.00% ( 0.0) 37.00% ( 0.0) 9.00% ( 0.0)
11/08/2006-11/11/2006 Survey USA 68.00% ( 4.0) 28.00% ( 5.0) 3.00% ( 0.0)
10/13/2006-10/16/2006 Survey USA 64.00% ( 2.0) 33.00% ( 2.0) 3.00% ( 1.0)
09/15/2006-09/18/2006 Survey USA 62.00% ( 3.0) 35.00% ( 3.0) 4.00% ( 1.0)
08/11/2006-08/14/2006 Survey USA 65.00% ( 1.0) 32.00% ( 1.0) 3.00% ( 0.0)
07/14/2006-07/17/2006 Survey USA 64.00% ( 3.0) 33.00% ( 3.0) 3.00% ( 0.0)
06/09/2006-06/11/2006 Survey USA 67.00% ( 2.0) 30.00% ( 2.0) 3.00% ( 1.0)
05/12/2006-05/15/2006 Survey USA 65.00% ( 1.0) 32.00% ( 1.0) 4.00% ( 1.0)

BOOKS
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We Stand Passively Mute  Purchase Craverguy 
The Senate of the Roman Republic: Addresses on the History of Roman Constitutionalism  Purchase Craverguy 
Losing America: Confronting a Reckless and Arrogant Presidency  Purchase Craverguy 
Letter to the New President: Commonsense Lessons for Our Next Leader  Purchase Craverguy 

EVENTS
Start Date End Date Type Title Contributor

NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Aug 04, 2012 09:00am News Late Sen. Byrd's FBI files reveal CIA leak uproar  Article John 
Jul 09, 2010 06:50am General Byrd's staff has 2 months to pack up 51 years of history  Article Jason 
Jun 29, 2010 02:00pm Event Robert Byrd will lie in repose on Senate floor  Article Brandonius Maximus 
Jun 28, 2010 05:00am Obituary West Virginia Sen. Robert Byrd dead at 92  Article Jason 
Jun 27, 2010 02:00pm News Byrd Hospitalized in ‘Serious’ Condition  Article Barack O-blame-a 
May 26, 2010 09:00pm Announcement BREAKING: Sen. Byrd to vote for DADT repeal  Article COSDem 

DISCUSSION
Importance? 9.00000 Average

FAMILY

INFORMATION LINKS
Byrd's Campaign Website for 2006  Discuss
RACES
  01/06/2009 President Pro Tempore Won 58.59% (+17.17%)
  01/03/2007 President Pro Tempore Won 51.00% (+2.00%)
  01/03/2007 Seat 02 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/07/2006 WV US Senate Won 64.42% (+30.71%)
  05/09/2006 WV US Senate - D Primary Won 85.68% (+71.35%)
  01/03/2005 President Pro Tempore Lost 45.00% (-10.00%)
  01/03/2005 President Pro Tempore Emeritus Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/2003 President Pro Tempore Lost 49.00% (-2.00%)
  01/03/2003 President Pro Tempore Emeritus Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  06/06/2001 President Pro Tempore Won 51.00% (+2.00%)
  01/20/2001 President Pro-Tempore Lost 49.50% (-0.99%)
  01/03/2001 President Pro Tempore Won 50.50% (+0.99%)
  11/07/2000 WV US Senate Won 77.75% (+57.60%)
  01/03/1999 President Pro Tempore Lost 45.00% (-10.00%)
  01/03/1997 President Pro Tempore Lost 45.00% (-10.00%)
  01/03/1995 President Pro Tempore Lost 48.00% (-4.00%)
  11/08/1994 WV US Senate Won 69.01% (+38.02%)
  05/10/1994 WV US Senate- D Primary Won 85.42% (+76.41%)
  01/03/1993 President Pro Tempore Won 57.00% (+14.00%)
  01/03/1991 President Pro Tempore Won 56.00% (+12.00%)
  01/03/1989 President Pro Tempore Won 55.00% (+10.00%)
  11/08/1988 WV US Senate Won 64.77% (+29.54%)
  05/10/1988 WV US Senate- D Primary Won 80.77% (+61.54%)
  01/03/1987 Majority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  12/12/1984 Minority Leader Won 76.60% (+53.19%)
  01/03/1983 Minority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/1982 WV US Senate Won 68.49% (+37.72%)
  01/03/1981 Minority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  08/14/1980 US President - D Convention Lost 0.06% (-63.98%)
  01/03/1979 Majority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/04/1977 Majority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/1976 WV US Senate Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  07/15/1976 US President - D Convention Lost 0.03% (-74.45%)
  07/01/1976 US President - D Primaries Lost 2.14% (-37.05%)
  01/03/1975 US Senate Assistant Majority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/1973 US Senate Assistant Majority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/21/1971 US Senate Majority Whip Won 56.36% (+12.73%)
  11/03/1970 WV US Senate Won 77.64% (+55.27%)
  05/12/1970 WV US Senate - D Primary Won 88.96% (+77.92%)
  11/03/1964 WV US Senate Won 67.67% (+35.34%)
  05/12/1964 WV US Senate - D Primary Won 85.44% (+70.88%)
  11/04/1958 WV US Senate Won 59.19% (+18.39%)
  08/05/1958 WV US Senate - D Primary Won 80.20% (+68.96%)
  11/06/1956 WV District 6 Won 57.40% (+14.80%)
  05/08/1956 WV District 6 - D Primary Won 94.32% (+88.63%)
  11/02/1954 WV District 6 Won 62.73% (+25.46%)
  11/04/1952 WV District 6 Won 55.58% (+11.15%)
  05/13/1952 WV District 6 - D Primary Won 45.85% (+18.54%)
ENDORSEMENTS
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 06, 2009 I Sonia Sotomayor
U.S. Trade Representative - Mar 18, 2009 NPA Reject
US Attorney General - Feb 02, 2009 D Eric Holder
US Secretary of the Treasury - Jan 26, 2009 NPA Reject
Commander-in-Chief of Central Command - Jul 10, 2008 NPA Reject
WV District 2- D Primary - May 13, 2008 D Anne Barth
US President - D Primaries - Jun 03, 2008 D Barack Obama
D.C. Circuit Court Judge - May 26, 2006 R Brett M. Kavanaugh
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Jan 31, 2006 R Samuel A. Alito Jr.
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Sep 29, 2005 R John G. Roberts Jr.
US Attorney General - Jan 20, 2001 R John Ashcroft
Second Circuit Court Judge - Oct 02, 1998 I Sonia Sotomayor
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Jul 29, 1994 D Stephen G. Breyer
US Ambassador to Switzerland - Feb 09, 1994 NPA Reject
U.S. Surgeon General - Sep 07, 1993 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 03, 1993 D Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 15, 1991 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 02, 1990 R David Souter
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Feb 03, 1988 R Anthony M. Kennedy
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 23, 1987 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Sep 17, 1986 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Sep 17, 1986 R Antonin Scalia
US Ambassador to Chile - Mar 02, 1982 NPA Reject
US Ambassador to Romania - Oct 02, 1981 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Sep 21, 1981 R Sandra Day O'Connor
U. S. Secretary of State - Jan 22, 1981 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Dec 17, 1975 R John Paul Stevens
US Attorney General - Dec 17, 1973 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Dec 15, 1971 R William H. Rehnquist
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Dec 09, 1971 D Lewis Franklin Powell, Jr.
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - May 17, 1970 R Harry Blackmun
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Apr 08, 1970 R G. Harrold Carswell
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Nov 21, 1969 R Clement Furman Haynsworth, Jr.
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Jun 23, 1969 R Warren E. Burger
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 30, 1967 NPA Reject
WV US President - D Primary - May 10, 1960 DFL Hubert H. Humphrey, Jr.