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PASSAGES Former U.S. Sen. Birch Bayh dies at 91
2019-03-14

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Former U.S. Sen. Birch Bayh ( D-Indiana )—a champion of women's rights and author of two amendments to the U.S. Constitution—died March 14 from several illnesses at age 91, CNN.com reported.

Bayh was the father of former Indiana Gov. and former U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh.

Birch was the main force behind the 25th Amendment, which established presidential succession; and the 26th Amendment, which lowered the voting age from 21 to 18.

In addition, the women's-rights advocate was a leading supporter of the Equal Rights Amendment, which fell just short of ratification. However, he did author Title IX—an amendment to a 1972 education act that, for the first time, prohibited discrimination on the basis of sex in the classroom and on the athletic field.

The full article is at www.cnn.com/2019/03/14/politics/birch-bayh-indiana-senator/index.html .


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