Byrd, Harry F., Jr. (Harry Flood), 1914-2013

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Dates:
Birth 1914-12-20
Death 2013-07-30
US
English

Biographical notes:

U.S. Senator from Virginia.

From the description of Harry Flood Byrd, Jr. papers, [1920?], 1960, 1966, 1982-2005. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 77129822

From the description of Photographs of Harry Flood Byrd, Jr. [manuscript[], circa 1906-1968, 2005. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647991031

From the description of Harry Flood Byrd, Jr., papers [manuscript, 1966-1970. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 77128978

U.S. Senator.

From the description of Papers of Harry F. Byrd, Jr., [manuscript], 1924-2003. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647915316

Virginia State Senator, U. S. Senator from Va.

From the description of Papers of Harry Flood Byrd, Jr. [manuscript], 1925-1989. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647876291

United States Senator from Virginia.

From the description of Papers of Harry Flood Byrd, Jr. [manuscript], 1966-1982. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647808081

From the description of Harry Flood Byrd, Jr. additional papers, ciarca 1991-2009. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 648020018

From the description of Harry Flood Byrd, Jr., miscellaneous papers, 1953-2005. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 77130562

From the description of Harry F. Byrd Papers, 1954-1982. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 32136295

Harry Flood Byrd Jr. was an United States Senator.

From the description of Oral history interview of Harry Flood Byrd, Jr. by R. L. Baxter [manuscript], April 28, 1980. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647919897

1887 --born Martinsburg, W. Va., son of Richard Evelyn & Eleanor Bolling (Flood) Byrd, and nephew of Hal D. Flood 1902 --acquired the Winchester Star 1906 --established the Martinsburg Evening Journal and leases his first apple orchard 1908 --appointed to Winchester City Council, first public office 1908-1918 --president of the Valley Turnpike Company 1909 --sold Martinsburg Evening Journal to purchase apple orchards 1913 --married Anne Douglas Beverley 1915-1925 --member of Virginia State Senate: served on the Finance, Roads, and Privileges & Elections Committees 1922-1925 --chairman of the State Democratic Committee 1923 --acquired the Harrisonburg Daily News-Record 1923 --member & Chairman of Publicity Committee of the "Pay As You Go" Roads Association 1926-1930 --governor of Virginia 1928 --his anti-lynch law passed by the Virginia legislature 1928-1940 --member of the Democratic National Committee 1929 --acquired his family home "Rosemont" from the Harriman's of New York 1930 --reorganization of Virginia State Constitution and government 1932 --Virginia endorsed Byrd for president 1933-1964 --U. S. Senator from Virginia. Member of the following standing committees: Finance, chair man, 1955-1965; Armed Services, Rules; Civil Service. Member of the following special committees: 1. Select committee on Government Reorganization; 2. Joint Committee on Reduction of non-essential Federal Spending; 3. Provision Committee to draft the original Atomic Energy Legislation; 4. Finanance Subcommittee on intergovernmental taxation; 5. Preparedness Subcommittee which investigated the Korean ammunition shortage; 6. Joint Committee on Internal Revenue Taxation 1958 --announced retirement, but was persuaded by friends to run again 1965 --resigned from Senate due to ill health 1966 --died at "Rosemont"

From the guide to the Harry Flood Byrd, Sr. Papers, 1911-1965, (Special Collections, University of Virginia Library)

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Subjects:

  • Banks and banking
  • Presidents--Election--1956
  • Chiropractic--Law and legislation
  • Patronage, Political
  • Natural areas--Law and legislation
  • Education--Finance
  • Agricultural laws and legislation
  • Elections--1952
  • Practical nurses
  • Consumer protection--Law and legislation
  • Crime--Public opinion
  • Segregation
  • Apple industry
  • Campaign funds
  • Chrome steel
  • Segregation in education--Law and legislation
  • Migrant labor
  • Pesticides--law and legislation
  • Mailing lists
  • No-fault automobile insurance
  • Historic sites
  • Energy policy
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Judges--Selection and appointment
  • Iran Hostage Crisis, 1979-1981
  • Segregation in education
  • Advertising, political
  • Labor laws and legislation
  • Elections--1925
  • Nursing Examinations
  • Liquor laws
  • Elections--1970
  • Prohibition
  • Motor vehicles--Inspection
  • Judges
  • Branch banks--Law and legislation
  • Medical care--Law and legislation
  • Elections--1964
  • Federal aid to education
  • Newspaper publishing
  • Gun control
  • Debts, Public--History--20th century
  • Teachers--Salaries, etc.--Law and legislation
  • Presidents--Election--1970
  • Petroleum industry and trade
  • Pensions--Law and legislation
  • School integration
  • Public opinion
  • Civil rights
  • African Americans
  • Elections--1968
  • Fiscal policy--History--20th century
  • Eulogies
  • Pollution--law and legislation
  • Apples
  • Political Campaigns
  • Industrial laws and legislation
  • Budget
  • Health insurance--Government policy
  • Abortion--Law and legislation
  • Sales tax
  • Trucks--Weight
  • Housing policy
  • Natural resources--Law and legislation
  • Governors--Election--History--20th century
  • Presidents--Election--1952
  • Anti--Catholicism
  • Presidents--Term of office
  • Television advertising
  • Elections--1976
  • Orchards
  • African Americans--Civil rights

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Places:

  • Israel (as recorded)
  • Virginia (as recorded)
  • Virginia--Winchester (as recorded)
  • Virginia (as recorded)
  • Municipal bankruptcy--New York (State)--New York (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Panama (as recorded)
  • United States--Selection and appointment (as recorded)
  • Virginia (as recorded)
  • Virginia (as recorded)
  • Virginia (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Virginia (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Antarctica (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Virginia (as recorded)
  • Winchester (Va.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)