Former U.S. Sen. Birch Bayh, dies at 91

Former Sen. Birch Bayh
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A former U.S. Senator from Indiana has died. Birch Bayh died of pneumonia early yesterday morning. Bayh served as a U.S. Senator from 1963 to 1981, and the 25th Amendment, which establishes presidential succession, and 26th Amendment, which set the voting age at 18. A strong advocate for women’s rights, Bayh also authored Title IX, which for the first time in 1972, prohibited discrimination on the basis of sex in the classroom and on the athletic field. Bayh is also the father of two-term Senator and former Indiana Governor Evan Bye.
Birch Bayh, State Network Sources
Governor Eric Holcomb said in a statement Thursday morning, “Birch Bayh was a trailblazer who dedicated himself to improving the lives of all Hoosiers…Bayh’s work transformed the country and will live on for years to come.” Bayh was 91. The post Former U.S. Sen. Birch Bayh, dies at 91 appeared first on Local News Digital.

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