Kaine Statement On Passing Of Harry F. Byrd Jr.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement today on the passing of former U.S. Senator Harry Byrd Jr.:
“Anne and I join all Virginians in mourning the passing of Harry Byrd Jr. Few families have dedicated as much to our Commonwealth as the Byrds. Harry carried on that tradition as a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy during World War II and an elected representative in both the Virginia legislature and the U.S. Senate. One of the highlights of my time as governor was hosting Harry and his adult grandchildren at the mansion where he told stories from his boyhood. His civil manner and commitment to public service will be missed. Our thoughts are with his family and friends during this time.”