FILE - this Sept. 9, 1966 black-and-white file photo shows Sen. Harry F. Byrd, Jr, D-Va. reviewing notes in preparation for a speech against the civil rights bill, on the Senate floor o

 

              FILE - this Sept. 9, 1966 black-and-white file photo shows Sen. Harry F. Byrd, Jr, D-Va. reviewing notes in preparation for a speech against the civil rights bill, on the Senate floor o
FILE - this Sept. 9, 1966 black-and-white file photo shows Sen. Harry F. Byrd, Jr, D-Va. reviewing notes in preparation for a speech against the civil rights bill, on the Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington. Byrd, a conservative Democrat turned independent who followed in his father's footsteps, has died. Byrd's son, Tom Byrd, is president and publisher of The Winchester Star. Tom Byrd's office confirmed Tuesday that the former senator had died at age 98. (AP Photo/Henry Griffin, File)