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  • ID: I83591
  • Name: Harry Flood BYRD
  • RELA: 13th cousin 2x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 10 AUG 1887 in Martinsburg, WV
  • Event: Elected BET 1915 AND 1925 Virginia State Senate
  • Event: Elected BET 1926 AND 1930 Governor of Virginia
  • Event: Elected BET 4 MAR 1933 AND 10 NOV 1965 United States Senator from Virginia
  • Death: of Brain Cancer 10 OCT 1966 in Berryville, VA
  • Event: Pic Sen. Harry F. Byrd
  • Burial: Mt. Hebron Cem., Winchester, VA
  • Title: Sen.
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  • Note:
    BYRD, Harry Flood, (father of Harry Flood Byrd, Jr., and nephew of Henry De La Warr Flood and Joel West Flood), a Senator from Virginia; born in Martinsburg, Berkeley County, W.Va., June 10, 1887; moved with his parents to Winchester, Va., in 1887; attended the public schools and Shenandoah Valley Academy at Winchester, Va.; entered the newspaper publishing business in 1903 and became publisher of the Winchester (Va.) Star; also engaged extensively in agricultural pursuits near Berryville, Va., in 1906, specializing in growing and storing apples and peaches; president of the Valley Turnpike Co. 1908-1918; member, State senate1915-1925; State fuel commissioner in 1918; was elected chairman of the Democratic State committee in 1922; Governor of Virginia 1926- 1930; Democratic National committeeman 1928-1940; was appointed March 4, 1933, and subsequently elected on November 7, 1933, as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Claude A. Swanson; reelected in 1934, 1940, 1946, 1952, 1958, and 1964, and served from March 4, 1933, until his resignation November 10, 1965; chairman, Committee on Rules (Seventy-seventh through Seventy-ninth Congresses), Committee on Finance (Eighty-fourth through Eighty-ninth Congresses), Joint Committee on the Reduction of Nonessential Federal Expenditures (Seventy- seventh through Eighty-ninth Congresses), Joint Committee on Internal Revenue Taxation (Eighty-fourth through Eighty-ninth Congresses); died in Berryville, Va., October 20, 1966; interment in Mount Hebron Cemetery, Winchester, Va.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Richard Evelyn BYRD b: 13 AUG 1860 in Austin, Travis Co., TX
    Mother: Eleanor Bolling FLOOD b: 1868

    Marriage 1 Anne Douglas BEVERAGE
    • Married: 7 OCT 1913
    1. Has Children Harry Flood BYRD , Jr. b: 20 DEC 1914 in Winchester, Frederick Co., VA
    2. Has No Children Bradshaw BYRD
    3. Has No Children Westwood Beverly BYRD
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