The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

Remembering Senator Robert C. Byrd

June 28, 2010

Obama: Byrd was voice of principle, reason

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says the country has lost a voice of principle and reason with the passing of Sen. Robert C. Byrd.

In a statement, Obama says Byrd had a profound passion for the Senate, and held the deepest respect for members of both parties. Obama says that as a young senator, he appreciated Byrd’s generosity with his time and advice.

He said that Byrd, in his words, was “as much a part of the Senate as the marble busts that line its chambers and corridors.”

Speaking earlier in the day at an event in Louisville, Ky., Vice President Joe Biden remembered Byrd as a tough, compassionate leader and said the Senate “is a lesser place for his going.”

 

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Remembering Senator Robert C. Byrd
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    As Sen. Robert C. Byrd was being laid to rest after a week of memorials, a niece eulogized him Tuesday as a person who suffered from dyslexia. The revelation surprised others in Byrd’s family, who later said they had no knowledge that the West Virginia senator suffered from the learning disability.

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  • SLIDESHOWS - Senator Robert C. Byrd

     

    Click HERE to see a slideshow of Byrd's casket being placed in the Senate chamber Thursday morning.

    Click HERE to see a slideshow of preparations before Byrd's arrival in Charleston.

    Click HERE to see a slideshow of Byrd's last visit to West Virginia.

    Click HERE to see a slideshow of Byrd's funeral in Arlington, Va.

    July 1, 2010 4 Slideshows

  • byrd1 Robert C. Byrd Memorialized

    Eulogies flowed freely and abundantly Friday like the megabucks he delivered to his adopted and beloved West Virginia in a tribute that ushered in the big league players of politics to pay respects to Sen. Robert C. Byrd.

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  • ByrdFriMem5 Obama, others attend service honoring Byrd in Charleston

    President Barack Obama and thousands of ordinary West Virginians honored the late Robert C. Byrd at a memorial service in the late senator’s home state Friday.

    July 2, 2010 8 Photos

  • byrd4A,jpg Saying goodbye

    July 2, 2010 1 Photo

  • Byrd 1a1 Senator Byrd makes final visit to state

    Hundreds of mourners lined the streets leading to West Virginia’s state Capitol on Thursday night to say goodbye to Robert C. Byrd, the nation’s longest-serving U.S. senator.

    July 2, 2010 13 Photos 1 Slideshow

  • Byrd 1a2 Thousands pay respects at Capitol

    The lights were out on the Capitol’s dome Thursday night as thousands came to show their respect for a man who gave an immeasurable amount to the state he loved — Sen. Robert C. Byrd.

    July 2, 2010 1 Photo 1 Slideshow

  • Byrd succession status remains question mark

    Questions surrounding his successor abound in the wake of Sen. Robert C. Byrd’s death, and one key aspect remains under a cloud of uncertainty — a potential move to alter West Virginia law for a special election this year.

    July 2, 2010

  • byrdfans.jpg Alumni group remembers Byrd as politician, friend

    July 2, 2010 2 Photos

  • Moore once considered race against Byrd

    July 2, 2010

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