BYRD, Harry Flood, Jr., (son of Harry Flood Byrd, Sr.), a Senator from Virginia; born in Winchester, Va., December 20, 1914; educated at Virginia Military Institute and the University of Virginia; newspaper editor and fruit grower; member of Democratic State central committee 1940-1965; during the Second World War, served in the United States Naval Reserve as a lieutenant commander; member, State senate 1948-1965; appointed on November 12, 1965, as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of his father, Harry Flood Byrd, Sr., and was subsequently elected in a special election on November 8, 1966, to fill the unexpired term ending January 3, 1971; reelected as an Independent in 1970 and in 1976, and served from November 12, 1965, to January 2, 1983; was not a candidate for reelection in 1982; is a resident of Winchester, Va.
Father: Harry Flood BYRD b: 10 AUG 1887 in Martinsburg, WV
Mother: Anne Douglas BEVERAGE
Marriage 1 Gretchen Bigelow THOMSON b: 27 DEC 1917 in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA
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