State Senator 1916-26
Governor of Virginia 1926-30
United States Senator 1933-65
The General Assembly of Virginia on March 9, 1974, authorized this memorial to Harry Flood Byrd, of Winchester, Virginia, declaring that "The sum total of this one life has had a larger and more lasting effect upon the history and destiny of Virginia and her people than any other in the twentieth century; established personal integrity and fiscal responsibility as first principles of public life and public service; and exemplified the highest traditions established by the outstanding statesment produced by this Commenwealth during its long history.
This statue, financed entirely by private donations, was dedicated June 10, 1976, as a permanent memorial to Senator Byrd and in appreciation of his devotion throughout a long public career to governmental restraint and programs in the best interest of all the people of Virginia.
William M. McVey, Sculptor
Harry Flood Byrd Memorial Commission
Mills E. Godwin, Jr., Governor
John N. Dalton, Lieutenant Governor
John Warren Cooke, Speaker, House of Delegates
E. Blackburn Moore, Leslie Cheek, Jr., Langborne M. Williams