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March 20, 2019
Birch was a great friend, we worked briefly when he was at Venable. I first met Birch when he was nominated for the U. S. Senate at the Democratic Convention in Indianapolis, June, 1962. I was on the staff of Vance Hartke. Birch will be remembered & revered as one of the most outstanding legislators in the history of the United States Senate. A truly great American.
March 20, 2019
Dear Evan and family,
Birch always had a special place in our lives.
He made Indiana proud to have him represent us.
Thinking of you and sending my deepest sympathy to you and the family.
Audrey
March 19, 2019
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
What a wonderful legacy he leaves. He never failed to stop and have conversation with us no matter where we saw him.
Friends, Vic and Kathy Bothast
March 19, 2019
May the God of all comfort be with family and loved ones.
March 19, 2019

This is Michelle Bayh, the family historian. When I began to finish the research on the Bayh's to the late 1600's, I contact Birch again. I mailed him an entire book of information once complete and he was thrilled, saying he'd share with all soon. He & Kitty helped me with kind words after my husband's death in 2015. He & Kitty helped me with kind words after my husband's death in 2015. To me Birch was simply family, he was kind, funny & gave great advice. We shared a few personal stories & I will miss our talks. To all the family, words alone will offer some comfort, but know I am keeping all of you in my heart & prayers. This past Sunday at church I had Birch's name read at the service so you are all getting extra prayers of support. My only regret is that I had just discovered more family info & did not get to mail it in time. Via fun phone calls I talked to both Birch & Kitty in regards to the research I had done, and to finish the research off, I used Ancestry to help with the missing link, then went back to the late 1600's. Birch was so excited to learn the history was complete. He called me after he had read it & was amazed by all the details. Later I will send the current info I have found to Kitty for the family, but will wait a respectful time. Our mutual ancestor was Christopher Bayh, my great-great-grand father Love & prayers always, Michelle Bayh
March 19, 2019
March 19, 2019
I am very sorry about Senator Bayh. He was a fine person, and he did well in his day as a US Senator.
To all of the Bayh family, I extend my condolences. I lost my father two years ago, so I really feel for you. May God bless you and comfort you.
March 18, 2019
To: Evan, Mrs. Bayh and Family. I was honored to serve on Birch's re-election to the Senate campaign while attending Butler University in 1974 and then as his Assistant Comptroller to his 1976 Presidential effort in his Washington D.C. office. He was inspirational in my life and the lives of so many others during a time of strife in the world. The impact of his influence is immeasurable. My deepest sympathy to Evan, Mrs. Bayh and the entire family. May he Rest In Peace in the hand of God. A great man, indeed!
March 18, 2019
I offer my condolences to the family of Birch Bayh Jr. Please "keep encouraging one another and building one another up..." 1 Thessalonians 5:11
March 18, 2019
I would like to express my deepest condolences to the Bayh family.
I knew I owed a lot to Senator Bayh, but I didn't realize how much until reading the recent articles, including one by Dana Benbow.
I swam competitively from age 11 (when our town got a pool) until 18. When I arrived at college (Vanderbilt) I learned there was no women's swimming so I asked to help with the men's team. I became the first female Manager in the SEC. I graduated in 1971. Title IX was passed in 1972. I was so surprised recently to get a letter from Vanderbilt asking for my support of their Swim Team- the Women's!!!!
In 1980 I left my job as a research chemist at Eli Lilly helping to make new cancer drugs. I started a long suppressed dream- to become a physician. (When I was in high school I thought that medicine was probably not a good career for a woman, mother,wife. And that I couldn't afford it and couldn't get in). I applied for and was one of the 2 recipients of the first Marvella Bayh Memorial Scholarship given to a med student interested in cancer research. That paid my first year tuition. I recently retired after 35yrs in medicine, 27yrs of that in Oncology.

I am only one example of Senator Bayh's positive influence. Everything he fought for was for the good of the country and its people. What a wonderful person and career!!!

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