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|United States Senator
January 3, 1999 – January 3, 2011
|Preceded by||Dan Coats|
|Succeeded by||Dan Coats|
|46th Governor of Indiana|
January 9, 1989 – January 13, 1997
|Preceded by||Robert Orr|
|Succeeded by||Frank O'Bannon|
|56th Secretary of State of Indiana|
December 1, 1986 – January 9, 1989
|Preceded by||Edwin Simcox|
|Succeeded by||Joe Hogsett|
Birch Evans Bayh III
December 26, 1955
Shirkieville, Indiana, U.S.
|Education||Indiana University, Bloomington (BS)
University of Virginia (JD)
Birch Evans "Evan" Bayh III (// BY; born December 26, 1955) is an American lawyer and Democratic politician. He served as the junior U.S. Senator from Indiana from 1999 to 2011. He earlier served as the 46th Governor of Indiana from 1989 to 1997. His father was former Senator Birch Bayh.
On February 15, 2010, Bayh unexpectedly announced he would not seek reelection to the Senate in 2010. After leaving the Senate, he was replaced by his predecessor, Dan Coats.
Following the withdrawal of 2016 Democratic primary winner Baron Hill, Bayh announced that he would be running to take back his old Senate seat from retiring Republican incumbent Dan Coats. He was defeated in the general election.
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