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Thu Mar 14, 2019, 11:54 AM

Former Senator Birch Bayh has passed away.

He was from Indiana and Democrat. If someone would, please post further details about his service to the country?

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Reply Former Senator Birch Bayh has passed away. (Original post)
imanamerican63 Mar 2019 OP
sobenji Mar 2019 #1
Sneederbunk Mar 2019 #4
sobenji Mar 2019 #7
The Genealogist Mar 2019 #2
diva77 Mar 2019 #3
question everything Mar 2019 #19
area51 Mar 2019 #5
sobenji Mar 2019 #6
Bob Loblaw Mar 2019 #8
HoosierDebbie Mar 2019 #9
GoCubsGo Mar 2019 #10
MyOwnPeace Mar 2019 #11
sobenji Mar 2019 #12
MyOwnPeace Mar 2019 #15
sobenji Mar 2019 #17
JI7 Mar 2019 #20
sobenji Mar 2019 #21
k8conant Mar 2019 #13
question everything Mar 2019 #14
MyOwnPeace Mar 2019 #16
spanone Mar 2019 #18
UTUSN Mar 2019 #22

Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 11:57 AM

1. My dad was friends with Birch and Marvella

My mom even babysat Evan a few time.
He was a good liberal. Even ran for President once.
If I remember correctly, he survived a plane crash.

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Response to sobenji (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 12:03 PM

4. Ted Kennedy was on the plane. Broke his back.

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Response to Sneederbunk (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 12:10 PM

7. forgot about that

I forgot teddy was also on the plane.

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 11:58 AM

2. Sorry to hear

I found out several years ago that his great aunt Norman was married to a distant cousin of mine.

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 12:00 PM

3. NY Times article - he was principal architect of 25th Amendment (Presidential removal)

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/14/obituaries/birch-bayh-dead.html

Birch Bayh, 91, Dies; Senator Drove Title IX and Other Historic Legislation

By Adam Clymer

March 14, 2019

Birch Bayh, the liberal former senator from Indiana whose work in Congress had an enduring impact on American life — in protecting women from sex discrimination in education, guaranteeing 18-year-olds the right to vote and providing for the removal of a sitting president — died on Thursday at his home in Easton, Md.. He was 91.

The cause was pneumonia, the family said in a statment announcing his death.

Mr. Bayh, a Democrat who served in the Senate from 1963 to 1981, was the principal architect of two constitutional amendments: the 25th, which dealt with presidential disability and vice-presidential vacancies, and the 26th, which gave 18-year-olds the vote in both state and federal elections.

He also championed Title IX, drafting the language for that landmark federal legislation, which barred sex discrimination at schools and colleges and greatly expanded sports programs for women.
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Response to diva77 (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 09:22 PM

19. Also the 26th Amendment, the only one, since founding fathers to author two amendments

Bayh also authored the 26th Amendment, passed in 1971, which lowered the voting age across the nation from 21 to 18, a subject of hot debate at a time when 18-year-old Americans were being drafted into the Vietnam War. The senator thus became the only member of Congress since the founding fathers to author two constitutional amendments.

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 12:04 PM

5. RIP

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 12:09 PM

6. a true liberal lion

Only person (besides the founding fathers) who authored TWO amendments to the constitution that were ratified.

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 12:33 PM

8. I never got over his loss

to Dan Quayle.

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 12:44 PM

9. A True Progressive

Though ultimately not successful, he worked to try to pass the Equal Rights Amendment. He was also very active in trying to abolish the Electoral College.

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 01:03 PM

10. Rest in Peace, and thank you for Title IX.

It came a little late for women my age, but I'm thrilled to see those younger than me have the opportunities we didn't have.

I hope one day your state will go back to electing people like you, instead of more of the nutjobs they have now.

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 01:59 PM

11. These days it is

hard to believe Indiana could vote for someone like that. Imagine that - a Senator actually doing things "for the people."

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Response to MyOwnPeace (Reply #11)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 02:44 PM

12. We did go blue in 08

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Response to sobenji (Reply #12)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 03:23 PM

15. Good work!

Keep it up - but it looks like both senators are in until the 2024 election.
What are the chances of them going for the reversal of the "Executive Order" bill - or actually doing ANYTHING other than following McTurtle?

I know, a journey of 1000 miles begins...........

Again, keep up the good work!!!

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Response to MyOwnPeace (Reply #15)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 08:28 PM

17. Zero chance

Braun and Young are all in for everything the orange menace does

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Response to sobenji (Reply #12)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 09:24 PM

20. mostly because of the economy

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Response to JI7 (Reply #20)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 06:36 PM

21. Agreed

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 03:19 PM

13. May his memory be eternal!

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 03:20 PM

14. May he rest in peace

Belonged to a group of liberal Democrats from the Midwest, including Frank Church from Idaho and McGovern from SD.

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Response to question everything (Reply #14)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 03:24 PM

16. Agree with the blessings...........

And in these times it is so hard to imagine hearing the phrase "liberal Democrats from the Midwest."

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 08:41 PM

18. He was my Senator - January 3, 1963 - January 3, 1981

A Good, Smart Democrat



Birch Evans Bayh Jr. (January 22, 1928 – March 14, 2019) was an American politician and U.S. Senator from Indiana, serving from 1963 to 1981. He is the only non-Founding Father to have authored two amendments, XXV and XXVI, to the United States Constitution and was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for president in 1976.

Born in Terre Haute, Indiana, Bayh won election to the Indiana House of Representatives in 1954, and eventually became the youngest Speaker of the State House of Represenatives in Indiana history. In 1962, he narrowly defeated incumbent Republican Senator Homer E. Capehart. Bayh became Chairman of the Subcommittee on Constitutional Amendments in 1963, and in that role Bayh authored two constitutional amendments. The Twenty-fifth Amendment establishes procedures for an orderly transition of power in the case of the death, disability, or resignation of the President of the United States. The Twenty-sixth Amendment lowered the voting age to 18 throughout the United States. Bayh also led unsuccessful efforts to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment and eliminate the Electoral College.

Bayh authored Title IX of the Higher Education Act of 1965, which banned gender discrimination in higher education among institutions receiving federal funding. Bayh also authored the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act and co-authored the Bayh–Dole Act. He led the Senate opposition to Clement Haynsworth and G. Harrold Carswell, two of President Richard Nixon's unsuccessful Supreme Court nominees. Bayh intended to seek the Democratic presidential nomination in 1972, but declined to run after his wife was diagnosed with cancer. He sought the Democratic presidential nomination in 1976, but dropped out of the campaign after disappointing finishes in the first set of primaries and caucuses.

Bayh won re-election in 1968 and 1974, but lost his 1980 bid for a fourth term to Dan Quayle. After leaving the Senate, he remained active in the political and legal world. His son, Evan Bayh, served as the 46th Governor of Indiana and held his father's former Senate seat from 1999 to 2011.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birch_Bayh

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 07:58 PM

22. He was a Democrat

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