Birch Bayh (1928 - 2019)

  • "To: Mrs. Bayh and family: What an extraordinary legacy he..."
    - Carlyle Steele
  • "Birch was my inspiration for getting involved in public..."
    - Michael Jones
  • "It was an honor to have served on Birchs Senate staff. He..."
    - George Rehm
  • "Draw close to God and he will draw close to you during this..."
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Birch Bayh (Getty/Bettmann) Birch Bayh in the 2019 Memorials Photo Gallery Enlarged Photo
Birch Bayh was a democratic senator from Indiana who was the author of the groundbreaking Title IX amendment that banned discrimination against women in college sports. He has been called “the father of Title IX.” He also was the author of the 26th amendment which lowered the voting age from 21 to 18. Bayh served in the senate from 1962 until 1980 when he lost his seat to Dan Quayle. He was the father of former two-term senator Evan Bayh who was also the Governor of Indiana from 1989 until 1997. Bayh was a golden gloves boxer and tried out for Major League Baseball.

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