Richmond, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Harry Flood Byrd
State Senator 1916-26
Governor of Virginia 1926-30
United States Senator 1933-65
The General Assembly of Virginia on March 9, 1974, authorized this memorial to Harry Flood Byrd, of Winchester, Virginia, declaring that "The sum total of this one life has had a larger and more lasting effect upon the history and destiny of Virginia and her people than any other in the twentieth century; established personal integrity and fiscal responsibility as first principles of public life and public service; and exemplified the highest traditions established by the outstanding statesment produced by this Commenwealth during its long history.
This statue, financed entirely by private donations, was dedicated June 10, 1976, as a permanent memorial to Senator Byrd and in appreciation of his devotion throughout a long public career to governmental restraint and programs in the best interest of all the people of Virginia.
William M. McVey, Sculptor
Harry Flood Byrd Memorial Commission
Mills E. Godwin, Jr., Governor
John N. Dalton, Lieutenant Governor
John Warren Cooke, Speaker, House of Delegates
Erected 1976 by Harry Flood Byrd Memorial Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1908.
Location. 37° 32.387′ N, 77° 26.048′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker is located in Capitol Square. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond VA 23219, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George Washington Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Inauguration of Davis (within shouting distance of this marker); Zero Milestone (within shouting distance of this marker); William Smith (within shouting distance of this marker); Edgar Allen Poe (within shouting distance of this marker); Governor Edmund Randolph (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Thomas J. Jackson, General CSA (about 300 feet away); Hunter Holmes McGuire, M.D. (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
Also see . . .
1. BYRD, Harry Flood, (1887 - 1966). Biographical Directory of the United States Congress (Submitted on January 13, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
2. Senator Harry Flood Byrd of Virginia ~ The Pay-As-You-Go Man. Senator Byrd's biography on the Federal Highway Administration website. (Submitted on January 13, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 13, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,153 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 13, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. 6. submitted on October 16, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.