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April 23, 1861: Unionists Elect Kellian Whaley to US House of Representatives

On April 23, 1861, Union loyalists from Virginia’s 11th District elected Kellian Whaley to the U.S. House of Representatives, replacing former Congressman…

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November 18, 2009: Senator Robert C. Byrd Longest Serving Member of Congress

On November 18, 2009, Senator Robert C. Byrd became the nation’s longest-serving member of Congress. He was first elected to public office in 1946. After…

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