Remembering Sen. Robert Byrd
Sen. Robert C. Byrd, 92, a West Virginia Democrat and the longest-serving member of Congress, died early this morning at Inova Fairfax Hospital.
Known for his stentorian orations seasoned with biblical and classical allusions, he saw himself both as institutional memory and as guardian of the Senate's prerogatives.
A number of Sen. Byrd's colleagues are paying their respects to the man who rose from the coal fields of his home state to become an influential Washington figure.
Sen. Byrd's presence and work over the decades reached far beyond the halls of Congress. Please share your memories, stories and appreciations in the comments below.
June 28, 2010; 9:26 AM ET
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