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Encyclopedia > Birch Bayh
Birch Evans Bayh II
Office: U.S. Senator, Indiana
Political party: Democrat
Term of office: January 1963January 1981
Preceded by: Homer Earl Capehart
Succeeded by: J. Danforth Quayle III
Date of birth: January 22, 1928
Place of birth: Terre Haute, Indiana
Spouse: (1) Marvella Hearn (died)
(2) Katherine Halpin

Birch Evans Bayh II (born January 22, 1928) was a U.S. Senator from Indiana between 1963 and 1981. He contested the Democratic nomination for president in the 1976 election but lost to Jimmy Carter. He is the father of current US Senator Evan Bayh. Image File history File links Birch Bayh, from http://bioguide. ... State nickname: The Hoosier State Other U.S. States Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Governor Mitch Daniels (R) Official languages English Area 94,321 km² (38th)  - Land 92,897 km²  - Water 1,424 km² (1. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... January is the first month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 1963 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... January is the first month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 1981 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Homer Earl Capehart (June 6, 1897–September 3, 1979), American business innovator and politician, was born in Algiers, Indiana. ... James Danforth Quayle (born February 4, 1947) was the 44th Vice President of the United States under George H. W. Bush (1989-1993). ... January 22 is the 22nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1928 was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Terre Haute is a city located in Vigo County, Indiana. ... January 22 is the 22nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1928 was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... The United States Senate is the upper house of the U.S. Congress, smaller than the United States House of Representatives. ... State nickname: The Hoosier State Other U.S. States Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Governor Mitch Daniels (R) Official languages English Area 94,321 km² (38th)  - Land 92,897 km²  - Water 1,424 km² (1. ... 1963 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1981 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... The President of the United States (often abbreviated POTUS) is the head of state of the United States. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... James Earl Jimmy Carter, Jr. ... Birch Evans Evan Bayh III (born December 26, 1955) is an American politician who has served as a U.S. Senator from Indiana since 1999 and a former Governor of Indiana. ...


Bayh was born in Terre Haute, Indiana. After serving in the United States Army, he attended the Purdue University School of Agriculture and graduated in 1951. He later attended Indiana State University and Indiana University School of Law. Terre Haute is a city located in Vigo County, Indiana. ... US Army Seal The Army is the branch of the United States armed forces which has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... Purdue University is a public land-grant university system within the state of Indiana. ... 1951 was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... Indiana State University Indiana State University located in Terre Haute, Indiana was created by an Indiana statute on December 20,1865. ... Indiana University may refer to: the Indiana University system Indiana University of Pennsylvania This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


He served in the Indiana House of Representatives from 1954 to 1962. In the House, he rose to the position of Speaker and, in 1961, was admitted to the Indiana bar. He won the 1962 US Senate race in Indiana. The Indiana General Assembly is the state legislature, or legislative branch, of the state government of Indiana. ... 1954 was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1962 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1961 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue, simultaneous hold marked in light purple, Republican hold and Democratic pickup marked in dark purple. ...


On June 19, 1964, Bayh, his wife, Senator Ted Kennedy and legislative aide Edward Moss were on board a small plane that crashed in heavy fog near Springfield, Massachusetts. Senator Bayh pulled a badly injured Senator Kennedy from the wreckage. Senator and Mrs. Bayh were relatively unhurt, while the pilot and Moss were both killed in the crash. June 19 is the 170th day of the year (171st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 195 days remaining. ... 1964 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Edward Moore Kennedy (born February 22, 1932) is the senior U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, having served since 1963. ... Nickname: City of Homes Location in Massachusetts Founded  -Incorporated May 14, 1636   County Hampden County Mayor Charles Ryan (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 86. ...


Bayh was influential in the passing of Title IX, the clause that gave women equal opportunities in sports and activities in public education. Patsy T. Mink, late Congresswoman from Hawaii, wrote the law as an outgrowth of adversities she faced in obtaining her college degrees at the University of Hawaii, University of Nebraska and University of Chicago. ...


As Chairman of the Senate subcommittee on Constitutional Amendments, Bayh was the principal architect of two constitutional amendments: Seal of the Senate The United States Senate is one of the two houses of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ...

  • The 25th Amendment, which established the rules for presidential succession and disability.
  • The 26th Amendment, which lowered the minimum voting age to 18.

Bayh was also the principal architect of the Equal Rights Amendment, which was not adopted. Amendment XXV (the Twenty-fifth Amendment) of the United States Constitution clarifies an ambiguous provision of the Constitution regarding succession to the Presidency, and establishes procedures both for filling a vacancy in the office of the Vice President as well as responding to Presidential disabilities. ... Amendment XXVI (the Twenty-sixth Amendment) of the United States Constitution states: Section 1. ... The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) was a proposed amendment to the United States Constitution which would have guaranteed equal rights under law for Americans regardless of gender. ...


He ran for reelection for a fourth term in the 1980 election. Bayh and his opponent, Congressman and future vice president Dan Quayle, engaged in seven debates. In those debates, Quayle attacked Bayh's liberal voting record, which hurt Bayh, and he was defeated for reelection in the Republican landslide year. Bayh has since resumed his law practice. Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue The U.S. Senate election, 1980 was an election for the United States Senate that coincided with Ronald W. Reagans election to the presidency. ... -1... James Danforth Quayle (born February 4, 1947) was the 44th Vice President of the United States under George H. W. Bush (1989-1993). ... When Ronald Reagan was elected president of the United States in the 1980 election, his victory was accompanied by the change of 12 seats in the U.S. Senate from Democratic to Republican hands. ...



Preceded by:
Homer E. Capehart
United States Senator (Class 3) from Indiana
19631981
Succeeded by:
Dan Quayle


Homer Earl Capehart (June 6, 1897–September 3, 1979), American business innovator and politician, was born in Algiers, Indiana. ... These are tables of congressional delegations from Indiana to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. ... 1963 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1981 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... James Danforth Quayle (born February 4, 1947) was the 44th Vice President of the United States under George H. W. Bush (1989-1993). ...


External links

  • http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000254

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Senator Bayh was a Member of the United States Senate from 1962-1980.
Senator Bayh authored two Amendments to the Constitution -- the Twenty-fifth Amendment on Presidential and Vice Presidential succession, and the Twenty-sixth Amendment lowering the voting age to 18 years of age.
He is the author of Title IX to the Higher Education Act, which mandates equal opportunities for women students and faculty; co-author of the Bayh-Dole Act, which revitalized the nations patent system; and chief architect of the Juvenile Justice Act.
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