Robert Byrd


Robert Byrd was born in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, United States on November 20th, 1917 and is the Politician. At the age of 92, Robert Byrd biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
November 20, 1917
United States
Place of Birth
North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, United States
Death Date
Jun 28, 2010 (age 92)
Zodiac Sign
Fiddler, Historian, Lawyer, Politician
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Marshall University (BA), American University (JD)
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Erma James, ​ ​(m. 1936; died 2006)​
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Robert Byrd Career

Byrd worked as a gas station attendant, a grocery store clerk, a shipyard welder during World War II, and a butcher before he won a seat in the West Virginia House of Delegates in 1946, representing Raleigh County from 1947 to 1950. Byrd became a local celebrity after a radio station in Beckley began broadcasting his "fiery fundamentalist lessons." In 1950, he was elected to the West Virginia Senate, where he served from December 1950 to December 1952.

In 1951, Byrd was among the official witnesses of the execution of Harry Burdette and Fred Painter, which was the first use of the electric chair in West Virginia. In 1965 the state abolished capital punishment, with the last execution having occurred in 1959.

Early in his career Byrd attended Beckley College, Concord College, Morris Harvey College, Marshall College, and George Washington University Law School, and joined the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity.

Byrd began night classes at American University Washington College of Law in 1953, while a member of the United States House of Representatives. He earned his JD cum laude a decade later, by which time he was a U.S. Senator. President John F. Kennedy spoke at the commencement ceremony on June 10, 1963, and presented the graduates their diplomas, including Byrd. Byrd completed law school in an era when undergraduate degrees were not a requirement. He later decided to complete his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science, and in 1994 he graduated summa cum laude from Marshall University.


Septuagenarian spike: Number of lawmakers in Congress over age 70 jumped from 8% to 23% in 2 decades, September 15, 2022
The shocking data is a reflection of increasingly frustrated young voters who have been calling for generational change in leadership - all while leaders themselves are serving longer terms and awarding each other senior roles. For the most part, the upper echelons of Congressional leadership are even older - with most above the age of 75. That rings especially true for Democrats, despite their traditionally more youthful voter base. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and Majority Whip James Clyburn are all over 80. Pelosi and Clyburn were both born in 1940, making them 82, while Hoyer is 83 years old. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is close by at 80, while his Democratic counterpart Chuck Schumer is on the younger end at 71.