Harry Byrd

  • DAYBREAK DAILY: Anthony Brown offers mixed messages

    3/5/14 6:02 AM

    The apparent front-runner in Maryland's Democratic scrum for the gubernatorial nomination negotiates delicate task.

  • Former Sen. Harry Byrd Jr. honored by Virginia general assembly while black members walk out

    3/5/14 4:55 AM

    The Virginia General Assembly on Tuesday presented a resolution honoring the life of the late U.S. Sen. Harry F. Byrd Jr. to members of his family, but most of the state's black lawmakers declined to participate.

  • Former US Sen. Harry F. Byrd Jr. buried in Va.

    8/3/13 5:27 PM

    Former U.S. Sen. Harry F. Byrd Jr. has been laid to rest in Virginia. Gov. Bob McDonnell and six of his predecessors attended the service and burial,  including three who also held the Byrd Senate seat: Charles S. Robb, Timothy M. Kaine, and George F. Allen.

  • Former Sen. Harry Byrd dies

    7/30/13 4:57 PM

    Harry F. Byrd served 17 years in the U.S. Senate, replacing his powerful father, Harry Flood Byrd, a U.S. senator from 1933 until failing health forced him to retire in late 1965. Gov. Albertis Harrison appointed the younger Byrd, a longtime state senator who, like his father, supported segregation.