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Birch Bayh

Birch BayhAKA Birch Evans Bayh II

Born: 22-Jan-1928
Birthplace: Terre Haute, IN

Gender: Male
Religion: Methodist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Senator from Indiana, 1963-81

Military service: US Army (1946-48)

Four-term liberal Senator first elected in 1962, defeating Homer Earl Capehart. Key proponent of lowering the voting age to 18 and "Title IX" gender equality legislation. Contended for the Democratic Presidential nomination in 1976, losing to Jimmy Carter. Defeated for re-election to the Senate by Dan Quayle in 1980. Presently practicing law in Washington DC as a partner in law firm Venable, Baetjer, Howard, and Civiletti. His son, Evan Bayh, succeeded Quayle in the US Senate.

Wife: Marvella Hern (m. Aug-1952, d. 1979 breast cancer)
Son: Evan Bayh (US Senator, b. 1955)
Son: Christopher
Wife: Katherine Halpin ("Kitty")
Father: Birch Bayh
Mother: Leah Hollingsworth

    University: BS, School of Agriculture, Purdue University (1951)
    University: Indiana State University, Terre Haute (attended 1952-53)
    Law School: Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington (1960)

    Venable, Baetjer, Howard, and Civiletti Partner
    US Senator, Indiana (3-Jan-1963 to 3-Jan-1981)
    Indiana State House of Representatives (1954-62)
    Venable LLP
    4-H Club
    American Bar Association
    Freemasonry
    Benevolent & Protective Order of the Elks
    Friends of Dick Lugar
    Jaycees
    John Kerry for President
    New Leadership for America PAC
    Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity
    Plane Crash 19-Jan-1964 near Springfield, MA

Author of books:
One Heartbeat Away: Presidential Disability and Succession (1968, nonfiction)


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