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Byrd Randolph fiddle

In this July 13, 1976 file photo, U.S. Sen. Robert F. Byrd of West Virginia plays the fiddle with clapping accompaniment by his wife and U.S. Sen. Jennings Randolph of West Virginia during reception at the American Hotel in New York. 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.