Robert Byrd Becomes Longest Serving Member of Congress
November 18, 2009
On November 18 became the longest serving Member of Congress having served in the House since 1953 and the Senate since 1958. The Video Library is replete with many appearances of Robert Byrd who was the Senate Majority Leader when the Archives began in 1987.
Every person appearing on C-SPAN has a “bio” page that allows you to quickly see all of their appearances. Just enter Byrd in the search box and then click on Senator Byrd’s picture to see his bio page or just click here Robert C. Byrd Bio Page Byrd’s bio page shows 720 appearances in C-SPAN programs and an additional 861 Senate floor appearances. Clicking on any of these numbers will take you to a summary of the programs and allow you to view them and play the video. For Members of Congress, the bio page also shows the committee assignments of the Member.
As the floor numbers indicate, Senator Byrd was an active speaker on the Senate floor. These can all be found by clicking on floor appearances on the bio page.
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