Harry F. Byrd

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United States, Publisher
June 10, 1887October, 20, 1966.

Harry Flood Byrd Sr. (June 10, 1887 – October 20, 1966) of Berryville in Clarke County, Virginia, was an American newspaper publisher and political leader of the Democratic Party in Virginia for four decades as head of a political faction that became known as the Byrd Organization. Byrd served as Virginia's governor from 1925 until 1929, then represented the Commonwealth as a United States Senator from 1933 until 1965. He came to lead the "conservative coalition" in the United States Senate, and opposed President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, largely blocking most liberal legislation after 1937. His son Harry F. Byrd Jr. succeeded him as U.S. Senator, but ran as an Independent following the decline of the Byrd Organization.

Also known as Politician

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