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Newly-appointed Chairman Harley O. Staggers, Sr. presents out-going Chairman Oren Harris with a platter from the committee members.

Greetings to the New Chairman

In the summer of 1965, the latest news from the … [Read More...]


Senator Manchin on the Fifth Anniversary of Senator Byrd’s Passing

The Robert C. Byrd Center gratefully acknowledges … [Read More...]

Part of Senator Byrd's D.C. Office located in the Hart Senate Office Building

Collection Spotlight: The Office Files Series

The Robert C. Byrd Congressional Papers Collection … [Read More...]

The first photograph transmitted via satellite, showing Vice President Johnson with Congressman Staggers, Sr. in the background.

7,000 Miles by Satellite: Congressman Staggers, Sr. & Telstar

By Jody Brumage On July 14, 1962, an editorial … [Read More...]

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