Richard Evelyn Byrd, Sr.
1860 – 1925
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.
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