Robert Byrd


Born: 11/20/1917 in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, USA
Died: 6/28/2010
Age: 92
Cause of death: natural causes

Full name: Cornelius Calvin Sale, Jr.
Noted For: U.S. Rep., (D-WV, 1953-59), U.S. Senator (D-WV, 1959-2010), Senate Majority Leader (1977-81, 87-89); Senate minority leader (1981-87); president pro tempore of Senate (1989-95, 2001-03, 2007-10). Holds the record for the longest tenure in the U.S. Senate.

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