Robert Byrd, the West Virginia senator, is set to become the longest serving member of the US Congress in history on Wednesday.
Byrd, who will celebrate his 92nd birthday on Friday, began his legislative career in the House of Representatives on January 3, 1953, before moving to the Senate in 1959.
The Senate was expected to commemorate the milestone with a resolution honouring Byrd on Wednesday. Byrd passes former Arizona senator Carl Hayden, who was in Congress from 1912-69.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Senator Byrd becomes longest-serving lawmaker in US history
Senator Byrd becomes longest-serving lawmaker in US history; Monsters and Critics