Richard Evelyn Byrd, Sr.
|Richard Evelyn Byrd, Sr.|
|40th Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates|
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|
January 10, 1906 – January 14, 1914
|Preceded by||Edwin C. Jordan, II|
|Succeeded by||John M. Steck|
|Born||Richard Evelyn Byrd
August 13, 1860
Austin, Texas, U.S.
|Died||October 23, 1925
Richmond, Virginia, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Eleanor Bolling Flood|
|Alma mater||University of Virginia (B.A.)
University of Maryland (LL.B.)
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.
- 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>
- Richard Evelyn Byrd, Sr. at The Virginia Elections and State Elected Officials Database Project, 1776-2007
- Richard Evelyn Byrd, Sr. at Find a Grave
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