Evan Bayh

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Evan Bayh
Evan Bayh official portrait.jpg
United States Senator
from Indiana
In office
January 3, 1999 – January 3, 2011
Preceded by Dan Coats
Succeeded by Dan Coats
46th Governor of Indiana
In office
January 9, 1989 – January 13, 1997
Lieutenant Frank O'Bannon
Preceded by Robert Orr
Succeeded by Frank O'Bannon
56th Secretary of State of Indiana
In office
December 1, 1986 – January 9, 1989
Governor Robert Orr
Preceded by Edwin Simcox
Succeeded by Joe Hogsett
Personal details
Born Birch Evans Bayh III
December 26, 1955 (1955-12-26) (age 61)
Shirkieville, Indiana, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Susan Breshears
Children Beau
Nick[1]
Education Indiana University, Bloomington (BS)
University of Virginia (JD)
Religion Episcopalianism
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Birch Evans "Evan" Bayh III (/ˈb/ BY; born December 26, 1955) is an American lawyer and Democratic politician. He 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. His father was former Senator Birch Bayh.

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.

Following the withdrawal of 2016 Democratic primary winner Baron Hill, Bayh announced that he would be running to take back his old Senate seat from retiring Republican incumbent Dan Coats.[2] He was defeated in the general election.[3]

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