Harry F. Byrd Jr.

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Former Sen. Harry Byrd Jr. of Virginia Dies at 98

Harry F. Byrd Jr., a 20th century champion of racial segregation and fiscal restraint who followed his father into the U.S. Senate but left his father’s Democratic Party, died Tuesday. He was 98.



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