Skip Navigation

Sign In or Register

West-virginia-encyclopedia-text

Robert C. Byrd

Go back to Robert C. Byrd

Nov 20, 1917

Robert Carlyle Byrd was born as Calvin Cornelius Sale, Jr.

1918

Robert C. Byrd's mother died and he was sent to live with his aunt and uncle

Other events that happened on or around 1918

1934

Robert C. Byrd graduated as valedictorian from Mark Twain high School

May 29, 1937

Robert C. Byrd married Erma Ora James

Nov 05, 1946

Robert C. Byrd was elected to the House of Delegates

Other events that happened on or around November 05, 1946

Nov 02, 1948

Robert C. Byrd was reelected to the House of Delegates

Other events that happened on or around November 02, 1948

Nov 07, 1950

Robert C. Byrd was elected to the state Senate

Other events that happened on or around November 07, 1950

Nov 04, 1952

Robert C. Byrd was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives

Other events that happened on or around November 04, 1952

Nov 02, 1954

Robert C. Byrd was reelected to the House of Representatives

Other events that happened on or around November 02, 1954

Nov 06, 1956

Robert C. Byrd was reelected to the U.S. House of Representatives

Other events that happened on or around November 06, 1956

Nov 04, 1958

Robert C. Byrd was elected to the U.S. Senate

Other events that happened on or around November 04, 1958

Jan 03, 1959

Robert C. Byrd was sworn in as a member of the U.S. Senate

1963

Robert C. Byrd received his law degree

1967

Robert C. Byrd was elected secretary of the U.S. Senate Democratic Caucus

Other events that happened on or around 1967

1971

Robert C. Byrd was elected majority whip in U.S. Senate

Other events that happened on or around 1971

1987

Robert C. Byrd became U.S. Senate majority leader again

1989

Robert C. Byrd obtained the chairmanship of the Senate Appropriation Committee

1990

Congress passed the Clean Air Act of 1990

1990

Robert C. Byrd said "I want to be West Virginia's billion-dollar industry."

Other events that happened on or around 1990

1994

Robert C. Byrd received a B.A. at Marshall University

Other events that happened on or around 1994

1996

Robert C. Byrd brought lawsuit on constitutionality of line-item veto

Other events that happened on or around 1996

1997

Robert C. Byrd co-sponsored the resolution opposing the Kyoto Protocol

Other events that happened on or around 1997

1999

Robert C. Byrd sought to reverse court decision against mountaintop mining

Other events that happened on or around 1999

Nov 07, 2000

Robert C. Byrd was elected to his 8th term in the Senate

Other events that happened on or around November 07, 2000

2001

Robert C. Byrd was named by Governor Wise the West Virginian of the 20th Century

2002

Robert C. Byrd took a stand against Bush administration's call for war on Iraq

Other events that happened on or around 2002

2005

Robert C. Byrd published his autobiography

Other events that happened on or around 2005

Jun 28, 2010

Robert C. Byrd died

Other events that happened on or around June 28, 2010


View Articles by Existing Key Dates or Specify Your Own Date Range

West Virginia Humanities Council | 1310 Kanawha Blvd E | Charleston, WV 25301 Ph. 304-346-8500 | © 2018 All Rights Reserved

About e-WV | Our Sponsors | Help & Support | Contact Us The essential guide to the Mountain State can be yours today! Click here to order.