Former Va. Sen. Harry Byrd Jr. dies; favored segregation, left Democrats at key turning point

  • by: BOB LEWIS , AP Political Writer
  • Updated: July 30, 2013 - 6:52 PM

RICHMOND, Va. — Harry F. Byrd Jr., a 20th century champion of racial segregation and fiscal restraint who followed his father into the U.S. Senate but left his father's Democratic Party, died Tuesday. He was 98.

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