Robert Byrd, longest-serving US senator, dies

28th June 2010, Comments 0 comments

Robert Byrd, US senator from West Virginia, died in the early hours of Monday 28 June, at age 92. He was the longest-serving senator, elected to the Senate in 1959, and he never lost an election after that. He was twice Senate Majority leaders and he chaired the powerful Appropriations committee that oversaw the distribution ...

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