Richard Evelyn Byrd, Sr.

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Richard Evelyn Byrd, Sr.
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40th Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates
In office
January 8, 1908 – January 14, 1914
Preceded by William D. Cardwell
Succeeded by Edwin P. Cox
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates for Frederick and Winchester
In office
January 10, 1906 – January 14, 1914
Preceded by Edwin C. Jordan, II
Succeeded by John M. Steck
Personal details
Born Richard Evelyn Byrd
(1860-08-13)August 13, 1860
Austin, Texas, U.S.
Died October 23, 1925(1925-10-23) (aged 65)
Richmond, Virginia, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Eleanor Bolling Flood
Alma mater University of Virginia (B.A.)
University of Maryland (LL.B.)
Religion Episcopalian
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Richard Evelyn Byrd, Sr. (August 13, 1860 – October 23, 1925) was a Virginia politician. He represented Winchester in the Virginia House of Delegates, and served as that body's Speaker from 1908 until 1914. One of his sons, Richard, became famous as a naval aviator who led an expedition to the South Pole; another, Harry, would serve as Governor of Virginia and in the United States Senate.

He was the son of Jennie (Rivers) and William Byrd.

References

  • Jamerson, Bruce F., Clerk of the House of Delegates, supervising (2007). Speakers and Clerks of the Virginia House of Delegates, 1776-2007. Richmond, Virginia: Virginia House of Delegates.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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