Sale, Cornelius Calvin Jr.
Born: Nov 20, 1917 AD
Currently alive, at 97 years of age.
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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