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  Byrd, Sr., Harry Flood
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AffiliationDemocratic  
 
NameHarry Flood Byrd, Sr.
Address
Berryville, Virginia , United States
EmailNone
WebsiteNone
Born June 10, 1887
DiedOctober 20, 1966 (79 years)
ContributorRalphie
Last ModifedRob Ritchie
Dec 20, 2018 11:31am
Tags Conservative - Moderate-to-Conservative - Reactionary - Christian - Episcopalian - Protestant -
InfoSenator from Virginia; born in Martinsburg, Berkeley County, W.Va., June 10, 1887; moved with his parents to Winchester, Va., in 1887; attended the public schools and Shenandoah Valley Academy at Winchester, Va.; entered the newspaper publishing business in 1903 and became publisher of the Winchester (Va.) Star; also engaged extensively in agricultural pursuits near Berryville, Va., in 1906, specializing in growing and storing apples and peaches; president of the Valley Turnpike Co. 1908-1918; member, State senate 1915-1925; State fuel commissioner in 1918; was elected chairman of the Democratic State committee in 1922; Governor of Virginia 1926-1930; Democratic National committeeman 1928-1940; was appointed March 4, 1933, and subsequently elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Claude A. Swanson; was reelected in 1934, 1940, 1946, 1952, 1958, and 1964, and served from March 4, 1933, until his resignation November 10, 1965; chairman, Committee on Rules (Seventy-seventh through Seventy-ninth Congresses), Committee on Finance (Eighty-fourth through Eighty-ninth Congresses), Joint Committee on the Reduction of Nonessential Federal Expenditures (Seventy-seventh through Eighty-ninth Congresses), Joint Committee on Internal Revenue Taxation (Eighty-fourth through Eighty-ninth Congresses); died in Berryville, Va., October 20, 1966; interment in Mount Hebron Cemetery, Winchester, Va.


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FAMILY
Wife Anne Douglas Beverly Byrd 00, 0000-
Son Harry Flood Byrd, Jr. 1914-2013
Father Richard Evelyn Byrd 0000-
Brother Richard Evelyn Byrd 1888-1957
Mother Eleanor Bolling Flood 0000-
Grandfather Joel Walker Flood, II 0000-
Uncle Henry De La Warr Flood 1865-1921
Uncle Joel West Flood 1894-1964

INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  11/03/1964 VA US Senate Won 63.80% (+44.77%)
  12/19/1960 US President Lost 2.79% (-53.63%)
  11/04/1958 VA US Senate Won 69.32% (+43.05%)
  11/06/1956 US President National Vote Lost 0.00% (-57.38%)
  11/04/1952 US Vice President Lost 0.00% (-83.24%)
  11/04/1952 VA US Senate Won 74.51% (+61.59%)
  07/15/1952 VA US Senate - D Primary Won 62.68% (+25.36%)
  07/01/1952 US President - D Primaries Lost 0.00% (-64.55%)
  07/01/1948 US President - D Primaries Lost 0.00% (-64.65%)
  11/05/1946 VA US Senate Won 65.63% (+35.84%)
  08/06/1946 VA US Senate - D Primary Won 63.49% (+26.98%)
  07/21/1944 US President - D Convention Lost 7.57% (-84.78%)
  07/01/1944 US President - D Primaries Lost 5.51% (-73.72%)
  11/05/1940 VA US Senate Won 93.39% (+89.59%)
  11/06/1934 VA US Senate Won 75.97% (+55.04%)
  11/07/1933 VA US Senate Special Won 71.31% (+44.64%)
  07/02/1932 US President - D Convention Lost 1.69% (-62.37%)
  11/03/1925 VA Governor Won 74.07% (+48.14%)
ENDORSEMENTS
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 12, 1949 NPA Reject
US President - D Convention - Jul 14, 1948 D Richard B. Russell, Jr.
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 18, 1937 NPA Reject