Senator Robert C. Byrd Family Background and Early Political Career

Robert Byrd full name Robert Carlyle Byrd was a United States Senator from West Virginia. A Democrat, Byrd served as a Senator from 1959 to 2010 and was the longest-serving senator, as well as the longest-serving member in congressional history.

US Senator Robert C. Byrd Dead at 92

WASHINGTON (AP) – Senator Robert C. Byrd, a son of West Virginia coal country who used his mastery of Senate rules and a taste for hardball tactics to become a passionate and often feared advocate for the state and the Senate he loved, died Monday at age 92.