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us: Byrd, Harry F. (Harry Flood), 1887-1966



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    • us: Byrd, Harry Flood, 1887-1966
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    • found: U.S. Congress. Senate Committee on Rules. Committee on air commerce and civil aviation ... 1935 page 1 (Harry F. Byrd)
    • found: NUCMC data from Sioux City Publ. Mus. for Huff, T.B. Papers, 1907-1968 (Harry F. Byrd)
    • found: Biog. dir. Amer. Cong., 1961 (Byrd, Harry Flood; b. 1887; farmer, Berryville, Va.; publisher: Winchester (Va.) Star; US Senator, Va., 1933-1965)
    • found: Biographical directory of the U.S. Congress website, Aug. 6, 2013 (Byrd, Harry Flood, (father of Harry Flood Byrd, Jr., and nephew of Henry De La Warr Flood and Joel West Flood), a Senator from Virginia; born in Martinsburg, Berkeley County, W.Va., June 10, 1887; moved with his parents to Winchester, Va., in 1887; attended the public schools and Shenandoah Valley Academy at Winchester, Va.; entered the newspaper publishing business in 1903 and became publisher of the Winchester (Va.) Star; also engaged extensively in agricultural pursuits near Berryville, Va., in 1906, specializing in growing and storing apples and peaches; president of the Valley Turnpike Co. 1908-1918; member, State senate 1915-1925; State fuel commissioner in 1918; was elected chairman of the Democratic State committee in 1922; Governor of Virginia 1926-1930; Democratic National committeeman 1928-1940; was appointed March 4, 1933, and subsequently elected on November 7, 1933, as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Claude A. Swanson; reelected in 1934, 1940, 1946, 1952, 1958, and 1964, and served from March 4, 1933, until his resignation November 10, 1965; chairman, Committee on Rules (Seventy-seventh through Seventy-ninth Congresses), Committee on Finance (Eighty-fourth through Eighty-ninth Congresses), Joint Committee on the Reduction of Nonessential Federal Expenditures (Seventy-seventh through Eighty-ninth Congresses), Joint Committee on Internal Revenue Taxation (Eighty-fourth through Eighty-ninth Congresses); died in Berryville, Va., October 20, 1966; interment in Mount Hebron Cemetery, Winchester, Va.)
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