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ⓘ Harry F. Byrd. Harry Flood Byrd Sr. was an American newspaper publisher and political leader of the Democratic Party. H was Governor of Virginia from 1926 until ..




Harry F. Byrd
                                     

ⓘ Harry F. Byrd

Harry Flood Byrd Sr. was an American newspaper publisher and political leader of the Democratic Party. H was Governor of Virginia from 1926 until 1930. He was then a United States Senator from 1933 until 1965. He was a critic of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, largely blocking most liberal legislation after 1937.

His son Harry Jr. replaced him as U.S. Senator, but ran as an Independent following the decline of the Byrd Organization.

Although Byrd never announced as a presidential candidate, he received many votes in the 1956 presidential election and 15 electoral votes in the 1960 election.

Byrd died in Berryville, Virginia on October 20, 1966 at the age of 79.

                                     
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