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|United States Senator
January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1981
|Preceded by||Homer Capehart|
|Succeeded by||Dan Quayle|
|Speaker of the Indiana House of Representatives|
November 5, 1958 – November 9, 1960
|Preceded by||George Diener|
|Succeeded by||Richard Guthrie|
|Member of the Indiana House of Representatives
from the Vigo County district
November 3, 1954 – November 7, 1962
|Preceded by||John Brentlinger|
|Succeeded by||Hubert Werneke|
Birch Evans Bayh Jr.
January 22, 1928
Terre Haute, Indiana, U.S.
|Died||March 14, 2019
Easton, Maryland, U.S.
|Resting place||Arlington National Cemetery (not yet interred as of February 2020)|
(m. 1952; died 1979)
Kitty Halpin (m. 1981)
|Children||2, including Evan|
|Education||Purdue University (BS)
Indiana State University
Indiana University Bloomington (LLB)
|Branch/service||United States Army|
|Years of service||1946–1948|
|Rank||Private (1st Class)|
Birch Evans Bayh, Jr. (January 22, 1928 – March 14, 2019) was an American politician. He served as a United States senator of Indiana. He served as senator from 1963 to 1981. He was a member of the Democratic Party. He was born in Terre Haute, Indiana.
Bayh authored the twenty-fifth and the twenty-sixth amendments to the United States Constitution. His is the only non-founding father to author two amendments. He also proposed to remove the electoral college and to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment.
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Bayh campaigning for Barack Obama in Fort Wayne, Indiana, October 2008.
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