Richard Evelyn Byrd, Sr. biography

Richard Evelyn Byrd, Sr.

Deceased Person

1860 – 1925

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Who was Richard Evelyn Byrd, Sr.?

Richard Evelyn Byrd, Sr. was a Virginia politician. He represented Winchester in the Virginia House of Delegates, and served as that body's Speaker from 1908 until 1914. One of his sons, Richard, became famous as a naval aviator who led an expedition to the South Pole; another, Harry, would serve as Governor of Virginia and in the United States Senate.

He was the son of Jennie and William Byrd.

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Born
Aug 13, 1860
Austin
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Children
Education
  • University of Maryland School of Law
  • University of Virginia
Died
Oct 23, 1925
Richmond

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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