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  Byrd, Robert C.
CANDIDATE DETAILS
AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  1996-11-01  
 
NameRobert C. Byrd
Address300 Virginia Street Suite 2630
Charleston, West Virginia 25301, United States
EmailNone
WebsiteNone
Born November 20, 1917
DiedJune 28, 2010 (92 years)
ContributorWishful Thinking
Last ModifedIndyGeorgia
Nov 21, 2017 06:22pm
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 (D) 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 (D) 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
Title Purchase Contributor
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 Michael Kavanaugh
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Jan 31, 2006 R Samuel A. Alito Jr.
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Sep 29, 2005 R John Glover 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.