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Harry F. Byrd Elected Governor

1925 Democratic Primary

The August 2, 1925, edition of the Richmond Times-Dispatch features photogravure images of Harry F. Byrd, at left, and G. Walter Mapp, at right. The two men were vying for the Democratic nomination for governor. Byrd won the primary election two days later. This clipping is pasted in one of a series of family scrapbooks devoted to Byrd's career.

Citation: Harry F. Byrd Scrapbooks, 1918–1930, Accession #9700-e. Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.

Original Author: Faris & Dementi Studio

Created: August 2, 1925

Medium: Photogravures

Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

Harry F. Byrd Wins Gubernatorial Primary

A banner headline in the August 5, 1925, edition of the Winchester Evening Star—a newspaper owned by the Byrd family—proclaims Harry F. Byrd "Governor by 45,000" votes. In fact, the election he won was merely the Democratic primary for the upcoming November election. Following his victory in the primary, Byrd issued a statement that read, in part, "I construe my election as a mandate to me as a business man to institute the best methods of efficiency and economy in state affairs in order that the people may obtain in the public service a dollar's value for every dollar spent." Byrd won the subsequent election for governor.

These clippings are pasted in one of a series of family scrapbooks devoted to Byrd's career.

Citation: Harry F. Byrd Scrapbooks, 1918–1930, Accession #9700-e. Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.

Original Author: Winchester Evening Star

Created: August 5, 1925

Medium: Newspaper clippings

Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

Harry Byrd Taking the Oath of Office

On February 1, 1926, Harry F. Byrd takes the oath of office as governor of Virginia. Robert Riddick Prentis, the president of the Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, administers the oath.

Citation: Harry F. Byrd Jr., Photographs, circa 1906–1968, 2005, Accession #10320-l, Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

Original Author: Unknown

Created: February 1, 1926

Medium: Photograph

Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

Governor Harry F. Byrd's Inauguration

On his inauguration day on February 1, 1926, Governor Harry F. Byrd, at left, poses with the outgoing governor, E. Lee Trinkle.

Citation: Harry F. Byrd Jr., Photographs, circa 1906–1968, 2005, Accession #10320-l, Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

Original Author: Dementi Studio

Created: February 1, 1926

Medium: Photographic print

Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

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  • 1925 Democratic Primary

    The August 2, 1925, edition of the Richmond Times-Dispatch features photogravure images of Harry F. Byrd, at left, and G. Walter Mapp, at right. The two men were vying for the Democratic nomination for governor. Byrd won the primary election two days later. This clipping is pasted in one of a series of family scrapbooks devoted to Byrd's career.

    Citation: Harry F. Byrd Scrapbooks, 1918–1930, Accession #9700-e. Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.

    Original Author: Faris & Dementi Studio

    Created: August 2, 1925

    Medium: Photogravures

    Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

  • Harry F. Byrd Wins Gubernatorial Primary

    A banner headline in the August 5, 1925, edition of the Winchester Evening Star—a newspaper owned by the Byrd family—proclaims Harry F. Byrd "Governor by 45,000" votes. In fact, the election he won was merely the Democratic primary for the upcoming November election. Following his victory in the primary, Byrd issued a statement that read, in part, "I construe my election as a mandate to me as a business man to institute the best methods of efficiency and economy in state affairs in order that the people may obtain in the public service a dollar's value for every dollar spent." Byrd won the subsequent election for governor.

    These clippings are pasted in one of a series of family scrapbooks devoted to Byrd's career.

    Citation: Harry F. Byrd Scrapbooks, 1918–1930, Accession #9700-e. Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.

    Original Author: Winchester Evening Star

    Created: August 5, 1925

    Medium: Newspaper clippings

    Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

  • Harry Byrd Taking the Oath of Office

    On February 1, 1926, Harry F. Byrd takes the oath of office as governor of Virginia. Robert Riddick Prentis, the president of the Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, administers the oath.

    Citation: Harry F. Byrd Jr., Photographs, circa 1906–1968, 2005, Accession #10320-l, Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

    Original Author: Unknown

    Created: February 1, 1926

    Medium: Photograph

    Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

  • Governor Harry F. Byrd's Inauguration

    On his inauguration day on February 1, 1926, Governor Harry F. Byrd, at left, poses with the outgoing governor, E. Lee Trinkle.

    Citation: Harry F. Byrd Jr., Photographs, circa 1906–1968, 2005, Accession #10320-l, Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

    Original Author: Dementi Studio

    Created: February 1, 1926

    Medium: Photographic print

    Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections