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June 3, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Sen. Robert C. Byrd (D-W.V.) was hospitalized after suffering from lethargy, sluggishness and a fever, a spokesman said. Byrd, 90, the longest-serving senator in history, was to stay overnight.
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September 20, 2010 | By Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Monday endorsed Gov. Joe Manchin in the special election for the U.S. Senate in West Virginia, a rare nod for a Democratic candidate by the business lobbying group. "We're endorsing Joe because he understands the economic challenges our country is facing and has a record of supporting policies that allow businesses to create jobs," Lisa Rickard, executive vice president of the U.S. Chamber, said in a statement. "He is an invaluable leader who has a common-sense approach to job creation and getting America back on the road to recovery.
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February 27, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.) was hospitalized after complaining of back pain following a fall at his home, his spokesman said. Byrd, 90, chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee and the longest-serving senator in history, was in Walter Reed Army Medical Center for observation, the spokesman said.
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July 17, 2010 | By Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau
When he died last month at 92, Democrat Robert C. Byrd was the last serving member of the Senate born before 1920. The man named Friday to replace him will become the first U.S. senator born in the 1970s. Carte Goodwin, 36, was appointed by West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin III to serve until a special election this November decides who will hold the seat. Goodwin, the former chief legal counsel to the Democratic governor, gives Democrats in the Senate a crucial 59th vote just as they prepare to push for passage of a key priority, an extension of unemployment benefits.
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June 28, 2010 | By Richard Simon, Tribune Washington Bureau
West Virginia Sen. Robert Byrd, the longest-serving member of Congress in history, was seriously ill in a Washington-area hospital, a spokesman said Sunday. Byrd, 92, was hospitalized late last week with what was believed to be heat exhaustion and severe dehydration stemming from hot weather. But other unspecified conditions developed and his condition is now serious, his spokesman said. Byrd, a Democrat, has served in Congress for 57 years. A former Senate majority leader and Appropriations Committee chairman, he is legendary for sprinkling floor speeches with references to the Bible and Roman history, his mastery of the chamber's rules and traditions, and his skill in delivering pork-barrel projects to his state, where scores of things have been named after him. "We are truly hopeful that he gets well soon," West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin III said in a statement, "because West Virginians need his leadership in Washington."
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July 22, 2009 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
Robert C. Byrd, the longest-serving senator in history, returned to the chamber after being absent for more than two months because of an illness. The 91-year-old West Virginia Democrat voted to extend production of F-22 fighter planes, but was on the losing end of the 58-40 vote.
NEWS
January 19, 1992
Your extensive coverage of Sen. Byrd concluded with the senator's decision to "turn the other cheek." It would appear that the noble senator is telling the American taxpayer outside West Virginia to kiss his royal behind. JOSEPH L. WEISS Los Angeles
NATIONAL
June 4, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Sen. Robert C. Byrd, 90, will remain hospitalized for several more days for treatment of a mild infection, his office said. Byrd "is alert, talking with staff and in good spirits and looks forward to getting back to work as soon as possible," his spokesman said. Byrd (D-W.Va.), the longest-serving U.S. senator, was hospitalized Monday after feeling lethargic and developing a fever. He has been in the Senate for nearly 50 years.
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June 6, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Sen. Robert C. Byrd was released from a Charleston hospital after treatment for a mild infection. The Democrat, 90, was admitted Monday night after he began feeling ill and lethargic and developed a fever. Byrd is the longest-serving U.S. senator in history.
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April 27, 2000 | Associated Press
Sen. Robert C. Byrd (D-W.Va.) is back at work after having a cataract removed from his left eye. Byrd, 82, had the 25-minute procedure performed Tuesday morning and returned to work the same afternoon, a spokeswoman said Wednesday. A cataract was removed from his right eye three months ago.
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June 28, 2010 | By Johanna Neuman, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Robert Carlyle Byrd, the West Virginia Democrat who was often called the conscience of the Senate for his devotion to the system of constitutional checks and balances and the prerogatives of power, died early Monday. He was 92. Byrd, who served longer and cast more congressional votes than any other member of Congress in U.S. history since taking office in January 1959, died at Inova Hospital in Fairfax, Va., a family spokesman said. He was admitted to the hospital late last week with what was believed to be heat exhaustion and severe dehydration as a result of the high temperatures in the capital.
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June 28, 2010 | By Richard Simon, Tribune Washington Bureau
West Virginia Sen. Robert Byrd, the longest-serving member of Congress in history, was seriously ill in a Washington-area hospital, a spokesman said Sunday. Byrd, 92, was hospitalized late last week with what was believed to be heat exhaustion and severe dehydration stemming from hot weather. But other unspecified conditions developed and his condition is now serious, his spokesman said. Byrd, a Democrat, has served in Congress for 57 years. A former Senate majority leader and Appropriations Committee chairman, he is legendary for sprinkling floor speeches with references to the Bible and Roman history, his mastery of the chamber's rules and traditions, and his skill in delivering pork-barrel projects to his state, where scores of things have been named after him. "We are truly hopeful that he gets well soon," West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin III said in a statement, "because West Virginians need his leadership in Washington."
NATIONAL
July 22, 2009 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
Robert C. Byrd, the longest-serving senator in history, returned to the chamber after being absent for more than two months because of an illness. The 91-year-old West Virginia Democrat voted to extend production of F-22 fighter planes, but was on the losing end of the 58-40 vote.
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June 6, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Sen. Robert C. Byrd was released from a Charleston hospital after treatment for a mild infection. The Democrat, 90, was admitted Monday night after he began feeling ill and lethargic and developed a fever. Byrd is the longest-serving U.S. senator in history.
NATIONAL
June 4, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Sen. Robert C. Byrd, 90, will remain hospitalized for several more days for treatment of a mild infection, his office said. Byrd "is alert, talking with staff and in good spirits and looks forward to getting back to work as soon as possible," his spokesman said. Byrd (D-W.Va.), the longest-serving U.S. senator, was hospitalized Monday after feeling lethargic and developing a fever. He has been in the Senate for nearly 50 years.
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September 2, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Sen. Robert C. Byrd, the oldest member of Congress at 87, is expected to announce next week that he will run for a ninth Senate term. "He has every intention to seek reelection," spokesman Tom Gavin said in Charleston. In an e-mail to supporters of the Democrat's reelection, Ned Rose, chairman of Friends of Robert C. Byrd, said Byrd would make his announcement Wednesday at the state Capitol.
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