Richard Evelyn Byrd Sr.
|Richard Evelyn Byrd Sr.|
|40th Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates|
January 8, 1908 – January 14, 1914
|Preceded by||William D. Cardwell|
|Succeeded by||Edwin P. Cox|
|Member of the Virginia House of Delegates for Frederick and Winchester|
January 10, 1906 – January 14, 1914
|Preceded by||Edwin C. Jordan, II|
|Succeeded by||John M. Steck|
Richard Evelyn Byrd|
August 13, 1860
Austin, Texas, U.S.
October 23, 1925 (aged 65)|
Richmond, Virginia, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Eleanor Bolling Flood|
University of Virginia (B.A.)|
University of Maryland (LL.B.)
|Profession||Farmer, Attorney, Newspaper Publisher, Politician|
Richard Evelyn Byrd Sr. (August 13, 1860 – October 23, 1925) was a Virginia politician. He moved to Winchester Virginia from West Virginia in 1887 and became a wealthy apple grower in the Shenandoah Valley and published the Winchester Star newspaper. He represented Winchester in the Virginia House of Delegates, and served as that body's Speaker from 1908 until 1914. He was the United States Attorney for the Western District of Virginia from 1914 until 1920.
He was the son of Jennie (Rivers) and William Byrd.
- Jamerson, Bruce F., Clerk of the House of Delegates, supervising (2007). Speakers and Clerks of the Virginia House of Delegates, 1776-2007. Richmond, Virginia: Virginia House of Delegates.
- Richard Evelyn Byrd Sr. at The Virginia Elections and State Elected Officials Database Project, 1776-2007
- Richard Evelyn Byrd Sr. at Find a Grave
- Richard Evelyn Byrd Sr. at The Political Graveyard
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