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Harry F. Byrd, Jr.

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Harry F. Byrd, Jr.
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U.S. Senate, Virginia
Former officeholder
In office
November 12, 1965 – January 2, 1983
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 8, 1966
AppointedNovember 12, 1965
Term limitsN/A
Date of birthDecember 20, 1914


Harry F. Byrd, Jr. (b. December 20, 1914), was a member of the U.S. Senate from the state of Virginia from 1965-1983. He was originally appointed as a Democrat on November 12, 1965 to fill the vacancy left when his father, Harry Flood Byrd, Sr., resigned. From 1970 on he was re-elected as an Independent.[1] He is currently the oldest living senator.


Political offices
Preceded by
Harry Byrd
U.S. Senate Virginia
November 12, 1965 – January 3, 1983
Succeeded by
Paul Trible