1917 – ROBERT BYRD
Few men were as devoted to the U.S. Senate as Robert Byrd. He wrote a history of the Senate and then carefully read each word into the Congressional Record. As an Senate intern, I watched him one day reading it before an empty Senate chamber. He would go on to be its longest serving member.
1925- BOBBY KENNEDY
History cannot yet measure what Bobby Kennedy accomplished in his brief lifespan because so much is still being done by the many many he inspired.
71 – JOE BIDEN
Don’t tell him, his Birthday’s not a big f***ing deal. Also, don’t rule him out for 2016.