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This morning we received news that Senator Robert Byrd, the longest-serving of Congress in American history has died at the age of 92.

Having served throughout 12 presidencies and a total of 57 years in Congress, Byrd also held records for being elected to the most full terms in Senate history with nine.

If you look back in time and check out Byrd’s official track record, you’ll also find that the former segregationist and former member of the Ku Klux Klan, Byrd actually endorsed Barack Obama for president back in 2008. He even praised his fellow Democrat as a “good Christian.”

Byrd was also named as the longest-serving member of any Senate committee and held the most Senate leadership positions including Senate majority leader.

For more coverage of Sen. Robert Byrd’s legislative tenure and his official biography, feel free to visit PoliticsDaily.com for additional details.

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