Publisher: Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division
Harry Flood Byrd Sr.
Virginia politician Harry F. Byrd is the subject of this photographic portrait made at the Dementi Studio in Richmond in the early twentieth century. During his long career Byrd served as a Virginia state senator (1915–1925), governor (1926–1930), and U.S. senator (1933–1965). For forty years he led the state Democratic political machine known as the Byrd Organization.