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Byrd Pro Tem

In this April 30, 2008 file photo, Senate President Pro Tem Sen. Robert Byrd., D-W.Va., bangs the gavel on Capitol Hill in Washington, prior to outgoing Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern's address to a joint meeting of Congress. Byrd a fiery orator versed in the classics and a hard-charging power broker who steered billions of federal dollars to the state of his Depression-era upbringing, died Monday, June 28, 2010.