Former U.S. Sen. Byrd Jr. dies

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Posted: July 31, 2013

The Winchester Star

Former U.S. Sen. Harry F. Byrd Jr. died at his home Tuesday morning. He started working at the Winchester Evening Star on July 1, 1935. He was associated with the newspaper for 78 years.
Former Sen. Harry F. Byrd Jr. (center) is surrounded by his children in this December 2011 photo at his 97th birthday party at his home, “Courtfield,” in Winchester. With him from left are Thomas T. Byrd, Harry F. Byrd III and Beverley B. Byrd.

WINCHESTER — Sen. Harry F. Byrd Jr., whose Independent candidacy in 1970 made state and national history, died Tuesday morning at “Courtfield,” his Tennyson Avenue home.

 

He was 98 and,…



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