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Robert C. Byrd, 1917-2010

Senator became longest-serving member of Congress in U.S. history

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Sen. Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va., reacts upon winning his record ninth term. — Jeff Gentner/AP Photo

Robert C. Byrd, a poor child from West Virginia coal country who became the longest-serving member of Congress in history—and for decades one of Washington’s most powerful figures—died Monday. He was 92. … Back to Article

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