Evan Bayh

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Date of Birth December 26, 1955
Place of Birth Indiana
Age 64 years old
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Evan Bayh

Birch Evans Bayh III is an American lawyer, lobbyist, and politician of the Democratic Party who served as the junior United States Senator from Indiana from 1999 to 2011 and the 46th Governor of Indiana from 1989 to 1997. Bayh was first elected to public office as the Secretary of State of Indiana in 1986. He held the position for two years before being elected Governor. He left his office after completing two terms and briefly took a job lecturing at Indiana University Bloomington. He was elected to Congress as a Senator in 1998 and reelected in 2004. On February 15, 2010, Bayh unexpectedly announced he would not seek reelection to the Senate in 2010. After leaving the Senate, he was replaced by his predecessor, Dan Coats, and became a partner with the law and lobbying firm McGuireWoods in the firm's Washington, D.C. office, and also became a senior adviser with Apollo Global Management. He was a part-time contributor for Fox News from March 2011 to July 2016.

Born: Birch Evans Bayh III, December 26, 1955, Shirkieville, Indiana, U.S.
Political party: Democratic
Spouse(s): Susan Breshears
Children: 2
Parents: Birch Evans Bayh Jr. (father), Marvella Bayh (mother)
Education: Indiana University, Bloomington (BS), University of Virginia (JD)
Preceded by: Dan Coats
Succeeded by: Dan Coats

About Evan Bayh

Democratic Party politician who held office as Governor of Indiana from 1989 to 1997. From 1999 to 2011, he represented his home state in the United States Senate.

Before Fame

After graduating from Indiana University with a business degree, he earned his law degree from the University of Virginia.

Achievement

During his time as Governor of Indiana, he managed, without raising state taxes for a full eight years, to create a budget surplus in his state.

Family Life

His marriage to fellow attorney Susan Bayh produced two children.

Associations

He and Dan Coats both served as United States Senators from Indiana.

Information related to Evan Bayh

  • Birch Evans Bayh Sr. - Birch Evans Bayh Sr. was American basketball and baseball coach. He was the head basketball coach at Indiana State University from 1918 to 1923. During this time, he also served as the head baseball coach, athletic director and professor of physical education.
  • Kelley School of Business alumni
  • Washington Institute for Near East Policy
  • 21st-century American Episcopalians
  • Governors of Indiana
  • American Christian Zionists
  • St. Albans School (Washington, D.C.) alumni
  • Politicians from Indianapolis
  • 20th-century American Episcopalians
  • Indiana lawyers
  • Fox News people
  • American lobbyists
  • Indiana Democrats
  • Indiana University faculty
  • University of Virginia School of Law alumni
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Latest information about Evan Bayh updated on October 23, 2020.

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