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Sale, Cornelius Calvin Jr. (Byrd, Robert Carlyle)

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Born: 1917 AD
Currently alive, at 96 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Politician

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1917 - Born on November 20th in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina. A powerful representative and senator from the state of West Virginia, Robert Carlyle Byrd has left an impressive mark on American politics.

1937 - Married to Erma Ora James.

1947 - He was a member of the West Virginia house of delegates.

1953 - Elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-third, Eighty-fourth, and Eighty-fifth Congresses.

1958-1959 - Elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate.

         - He was elected as a Senator from West Virginia.

1963 - Graduated from American University Law School.

1967 - He was the Secretary of the Senate Democratic Conference.

1971 - Became a Democratic whip.

1977 - He was named as a Senate Majority Leader.

1981 - He was named as a Senate Minority Leader.

1989 - He was president pro tempore of Senate.

         - Became chairman of Senate Appropriations Committee.

1994 - Received Bachelor’s degree in political science from Marshall University.

2003 - He made news by leading criticism against President George W. Bush's Iraq war policies.

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