Former Democratic U.S. Sen. Birch Bayh has died. He passed away shortly after midnight at his home in Easton, Md. He was 91.
Among his accomplishments, the three-time Indiana senator was the author of the 25th and 26th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution and author of Title IX of the Higher Education Act.
Network Indiana is reporting that Senator Bayh was the last surviving person to have cast a vote in the Senate for the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as well as the last surviving person to have served in the Senate during the administration of President John F. Kennedy
Bayh was also the father for former governor and U.S. Senator Evan Bayh.
His family said he had been suffering from pneumonia