A Valentine for Erma

By Bo Huttinger
Posted June 30, 2015 at 12:30pm
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On May 29, 1937, Robert Byrd married his childhood sweetheart, a coal miner’s daughter named Erma Ora James. Byrd, who would become the longest-serving Senator in history, would often deliver poetic odes to his wife on the Senate floor. On this Valentine’s Day, Roll Call brings you some of our favorites.