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Birch Evans Bayh, III

Also Known As: "Evan Bayh"
Birthplace: Shirkieville, Vigo County, Indiana, United States
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Son of Birch Bayh, U.S. Senator and Marvella Belle Bayh
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About Evan Bayh, Governor, U.S. Senator


Birch Evans "Evan" Bayh III (pronounced /ˈbaɪ/ by; born December 26, 1955) is a lawyer, advisor and former Democratic politician who served as the junior U.S. Senator from Indiana from 1999 to 2011. He earlier served as the 46th Governor of Indiana from 1989 to 1997.

Bayh first held public office as the Secretary of State of Indiana, elected in 1986. He held the position for only two years before being elected Governor where he successfully advocated for state welfare reform, tax cuts, and fiscal discipline. He left his office after completing two terms and briefly took a job lecturing at Indiana University Kelley School of Business, before being elected to the U.S. Senate seat once held by his father, Birch Bayh.

On February 15, 2010, Bayh announced he would not seek reelection to the Senate in 2010. After leaving the Senate, he became a partner with the law firm McGuireWoods in the firm's Washington, D.C., office. He also serves as a senior adviser with Apollo Global Management. He was hired as a Fox News contributor in March 2011.

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December 26, 1955
Shirkieville, Vigo County, Indiana, United States