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Evan Bayh

Evan Bayh
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
(1955-12-26) December 26, 1955
Shirkieville, Indiana, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Susan Breshears
Children Birch IV (Beau)
Alma mater Indiana University, Bloomington
University of Virginia
Religion Episcopalianism

Birch Evans "Evan" Bayh III ( ; born December 26, 1955) is an American lawyer and 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. He left his office after completing two terms and briefly took a job lecturing at Indiana University Bloomington, 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 and lobbying firm McGuireWoods in the firm's Washington, D.C., office,[1] and also became a senior adviser with Apollo Global Management. He was hired as a Fox News contributor in March 2011.[2] In June 2011 he became a messaging adviser for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.[3] On October 27, 2011, it was announced that Berry Plastics Corp. appointed Bayh to its board of directors.[4] Bayh also serves on the board of directors of Marathon Petroleum, the 2011 spin-off from Marathon Oil.


  • Personal life 1
  • Indiana state politics 2
  • United States Senator from Indiana 3
    • Retirement 3.1
    • Committee assignments 3.2
    • Relationship between his Senate office and wife's corporate career 3.3
  • 2008 U.S. presidential election 4
  • Post Senate career 5
  • Political positions 6
    • Abortion 6.1
    • Agriculture 6.2
    • Civil rights 6.3
    • Economy 6.4
    • Education 6.5
    • Energy 6.6
    • Environment 6.7
    • Health care 6.8
    • Israel 6.9
    • Iran 6.10
    • Iraq 6.11
    • National debt 6.12
    • National security 6.13
    • Trade 6.14
  • Electoral history 7
  • Books by Evan Bayh 8
  • See also 9
  • References 10
  • External links 11

Personal life

Bayh was born in Shirkieville, Indiana, to Birch Evans Bayh, Jr., who was a U.S. Senator from 1963 to 1981, and his wife Marvella Belle (Hern). Bayh attended St. Albans School in Washington, D.C., and graduated with honors in business economics and public policy from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University Bloomington in 1978. At Indiana, he became a member of the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity's Indiana Beta chapter. Bayh has an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Golden Gate University School of Law in California.

He received his Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1981, and clerked for a federal judge before entering private law practice in Indianapolis.

Bayh and his wife, Susan, have twin sons, born in 1995.[5] Susan Bayh serves on numerous corporate boards, including health insurance giant Anthem.[6][7]

Indiana state politics

Bayh was elected Secretary of State of Indiana in 1986 and served from 1987 to 1989.

As Governor, Bayh implemented a $1.6 billion tax cut, the largest in state history

Bayh was first elected Governor of Indiana in 1988, defeating former Kokomo Mayor Steve Daily in the Democratic primary. Evan Bayh was the first Democrat to serve as Governor of Indiana in 20 years. (Frank O'Bannon's name also appeared on the ballot, but he had previously withdrawn to accept the lieutenant governor nomination.) Bayh defeated Republican John Mutz in the general election. Bayh was re-elected governor in 1992 with the highest percentage of the vote in a statewide election in modern Indiana history. He defeated State Attorney General Linley E. Pearson, a Republican, to win his second term. His administration was considered cautious but successful by Republicans as well as Democrats, creating a large budget surplus and permitting him to cut taxes. "Mr. Bayh's record is one of a genuinely fiscally conservative Democrat," reported the Wall Street Journal in 1992.[8]

Stressing fiscal responsibility, lower taxes, job creation and lean government, Bayh's tenure as governor was highlighted by eight years without raising taxes, the largest single tax cut and largest budget surplus in state history, "welfare-to-work" policies, increasing annual school funding, high academic standards and new college opportunities, the strengthening of law enforcement and improved environmental quality.[9] He signed the 21st Century Scholars Act in 1992, legislation that states that every child in Indiana who is eligible for the free lunch program in a public school, graduates from high school and signs a pledge not to experiment with illegal drugs is entitled to a full tuition scholarship to an Indiana public university of his or her choice. By the end of his second term, Bayh had an approval rating of nearly 80 percent.[10]

Bayh was a vocal supporter of capital punishment.[11]

When his second term as governor ended in 1997, he accepted a lecturing position at his alma mater, the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University Bloomington.[12] From 1997 to 1998, while he was campaigning for U.S. Senate, Bayh was also hired as a partner at Indianapolis law firm Baker & Daniels. In 1998, his Baker & Daniels salary was $265,000, according to Senate financial records. Indiana University paid him an additional $51,000 that year.[13]

United States Senator from Indiana

2004 campaign logo

Bayh was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1998 to the seat that was once held by his father. He won with 64% of the vote, the largest margin ever recorded for a Democrat in a U.S. Senate race in Indiana, defeating former Fort Wayne Mayor Paul Helmke. Remarkably, Bayh carried all but four counties, including several that usually tilt Republican.

He easily won reelection in 2004, defeating Prof. Marvin Scott, receiving 62% of the vote—in the process, becoming only the fifth Indiana Democrat to be popularly elected to a second term in the Senate, and the first since his father. Bayh's victory was even more remarkable since George W. Bush carried the state handily in his bid for a second term.

During his Senate career, Bayh served on five Senate committees: Banking Housing and Urban Affairs, of which he was the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Security and International Trade and Finance; Armed Services; the Select Committee on Intelligence; the Special Committee on Aging; and the Small Business Committee.

Bayh released an autobiography in 2003 entitled From Father to Son: A Private Life in the Public Eye. He describes growing up as the son of Senator Birch Bayh and emphasizes the importance of active, responsible fatherhood.

Bayh was known as a leading moderate Democrat. From 2001 to 2005, Bayh served as Chairman of the Democratic Leadership Council (DLC). He is also a member of the Senate Centrist Coalition, helped establish the New Democrat Coalition, and founded the Moderate Dems Working Group.[14] Bayh also served on the Board of Directors of the National Endowment for Democracy.[15]

Bayh voted against confirming United States Attorney General John Ashcroft, Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito.

Bayh was an early supporter of the Bush administration's policies on Iraq.[16] On October 2, 2002, Bayh joined President Congressional leaders in a Rose Garden ceremony announcing their agreement on the joint resolution authorizing the Iraq War, and was thanked by Bush and Senator John McCain for co-sponsoring the resolution.[17]

Senator Bayh began asking for Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's resignation in 2004 for his mistakes in the Iraq war. Bayh made it clear that he had lost confidence in Rumsfeld.[18]

He voted yes on reauthorizing the Patriot Act in 2006.[19]

In the aftermath of the Ben Bernanke warned senators that the sky would collapse if the banks weren't rescued. 'We looked at each other,' said Bayh, 'and said, okay, what do we need.'"[20]


On February 15, 2010, Bayh announced he would not seek reelection to a third Senate term in the November 2, 2010 midterm election. Bayh's announcement came very shortly after former Senator Dan Coats declared his own candidacy for Bayh's Senate seat.[21] Because he made his announcement the day before the deadline for filing for the primary, no Democrat was able to gather a sufficient number of signatures to qualify for the primary ballot, so the state party committee chose Congressman Brad Ellsworth as the nominee.[22][23]

Committee assignments

Relationship between his Senate office and wife's corporate career

Susan Bayh, Evan Bayh's wife, has been described by the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette as a "professional board member" or "professional director", having been a director of fourteen corporations since 1994 and being a director of eight as of 2006.[24]

The Journal Gazette reported that since Susan Bayh began her career as a corporate director, “Sen. Evan Bayh [has] cast more than 3,000 votes, including some on issues of keen interest to the pharmaceutical, broadcast, insurance, food-distribution and finance industries",[24] Since 2003, Bayh prohibited his staff from having lobbying contacts with his wife or representatives of the companies she directs. Bayh has insisted his wife’s ties have had no bearing on his Congressional actions. “The reality is I don’t even know the people who run the vast majority of her companies. I’ve never even spoken to them,” Bayh told the Journal Gazette. “The reality is, we don’t talk about stuff that she’s involved with.”[24]

2008 U.S. presidential election

Bayh speaks during the third night of the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado

On December 1, 2006, news sources revealed that Senator Bayh was creating a presidential exploratory committee.[25] Bayh confirmed these reports on December 3.[26] On December 15, 2006, Bayh announced that he would not run for president in 2008. He later endorsed Hillary Clinton.[27]

During the 2008 United States Presidential campaign, Bayh stated that he would accept an offer to be Barack Obama's running mate.[28] According to a book by Obama campaign manager David Plouffe, it was a "coin toss" between Bayh and Joe Biden for Obama's pick for Vice President, with Tim Kaine being a contender before deciding to focus on the DNC chairmanship.[29]

Post Senate career

After his retirement from the U.S. Senate, it was announced that Bayh would work as a strategic adviser on policy for the corporate law firm McGuireWoods LLP and as a senior adviser to the private equity firm Apollo Global Management.

Bayh campaigned for Senator Joe Donnelly's two day, five city "main street tour," among other visits, and introduced Donnelly before his victory speech in Indiana's 2012 U.S. Senate election.[30][31][32]

As of mid-2014, Bayh controls nearly $10 million in unspent campaign cash, held in an investment account. Bayh could contribute some or all of that money to charities.[33]

Political positions


Bayh has a 100% rating by the NARAL.[34] He ultimately voted in favor of banning dilation and extraction abortion procedures in 2003, but he did vote for substitute measures supported by Democrats. His stance on other issues relating to abortion have been mixed also.[35] He voted with mainly Democrats against Laci and Conner's Law, but voted with mainly Republicans in 2006 on legislation to notify parents on abortions performed on minors that involve crossing state lines.[35]


Bayh voted for the 2002 Farm Bill that provided financial support accessible to rural communities. The bill provides funds for rural water and waste infrastructure. The Farm Bill also provides technology for rural residents' technical skills.[36] Bayh encouraged farmers to share their input into the 2007 Farm Bill.[37]

Civil rights

Bayh has a mixed but left-leaning record on civil rights, having earned a 60% by the ACLU (2002), and 89% by the HRC (2006), and a 100% by the NAACP (2006). Some of his votes include a 1998 vote where Bayh voted to continue nonquota affirmative action programs. He voted to add sexual orientation under hate crime rules in both 2000 and 2002. In 2001, he voted yes to ease wiretapping restrictions. In 2006, he voted yes on a flag-burning constitutional amendment and no on an amendment to ban same-sex marriage.[35]


As a member of the Small Business Committee, Senator Bayh has made more resources and tools available to Indiana's small businesses. Bayh supports small business in Indiana by co-hosting job fairs throughout the state of Indiana. Several thousand jobs are made available to those who attend.[38][39][40] In 2003, Bayh introduced legislation to further expand Small Business Administration loans to small manufacturers. The legislation was enacted into law in 2004.

At a speech to the Commonwealth Club of California, Bayh said:

What concerns me most about President Bush's tax and budget proposals, is that they threaten to undermine the foundation of the '90s' prosperity – replacing the "virtuous cycle" created by fiscal responsibility with a "vicious cycle" of deficits and debt, rising interest rates, and disinvestment. His proposals constitute a narrow ideological agenda, not an effective economic strategy, and completely fail to grasp the realities of the New Economy and the many requirements for economic success in the 21st Century.[41]


As governor, Bayh created the 21st Century Scholars program, which promises at-risk middle school students full tuition scholarships in return for being drug, alcohol and crime-free and maintaining decent grades. Iowa and Wisconsin have both introduced legislation modeling Bayh's program.[42][43] Bayh has worked to increase the college tuition tax deduction, and protect and increase financial aid programs that thousands of students depend on to attend college. In 2000, Senator Bayh authored a bill titled "The Three R's," which was designed to improve the ability of our nation's public schools to meet the needs of each student.[44]

At the 1996 Democratic National Convention Keynote Speech, Bayh said:

I come from teachers. My great, great grandfather Christopher Bayh came to Indiana with a yellow tag in his overalls that said, railroad. Because he couldn't speak any English, that's where he went to work. But his first grandson became a teacher and he married a teacher, my grandmother. No one here tonight would have traveled half as far if it weren't for our teachers. They're the real American heroes.[45]


On September 11, 2008, Bayh joined the Gang of 20, a bipartisan group designed to promote comprehensive energy reform. During the announcement, Bayh said:

“On the seventh anniversary of September 11th, it is deeply troubling that we import more oil from the Middle East today than we did on the day of the attacks. Ensuring families have access to affordable energy is one of the defining challenges of our time, but Washington is stuck. The process to fix this problem has broken down, and we just can’t afford that anymore. I’m joining this substantial group of Republicans and Democrats to make progress and actually get something done for struggling Hoosier motorists.”[46]


  • Voted no on prohibiting eminent domain for use as parks or grazing land in December 2007.[35]
  • Voted yes on including oil and gas smokestacks in mercury regulations in September 2005.[35]
  • Rated 74% by the League of Conservation Voters, indicating pro-environment votes, in December 2003.[35]
  • Voted no on confirming Gale Norton as Secretary of Interior in January 2001.[35]
  • Voted no on more funding for forest roads and fish habitat in September 1999.[35]
  • Voted to strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting in January 2007.[35]
  • Voted to restrict the Environmental Protection Agency's ability to regulate carbon dioxide emissions in June 2010).

Health care

Bayh introduced the Medicare Prescription Drug Emergency Guarantee Act of 2006 to amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to assure uninterrupted access to necessary medicines under the Medicare prescription drug program.[47] Senator Bayh is proposing legislation he says could help cut health care insurance premiums by at least 20 percent for small businesses and individuals.[48]


Speaking to 2002 luncheon hosted by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, a pro-Israel lobby group, Bayh "described his lifelong affection for the state of Israel, beginning with a boyhood vacation there, and deepening with his many official visits as a governor and senator."[49] A report of the luncheon continued:

The senator also stated his support for increased foreign aid to Israel. "We have to make the kind of investments necessary to prevent loss of life," he said. "Israel is in jeopardy, they're a strong ally of ours, and I think there would be congressional support for further aid to Israel, particularly regarding security issues."
On the subject of the moribund Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, he said, "Yasser Arafat is no partner for peace. Not until there is new and better leadership within the Palestinians will there be a chance for peace."[49]


Evan Bayh appeared on CNN's Late Edition in January 2006[50] and referred to the "radical, almost delusional nature of the Iranian regime" and recent comments of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad that the Holocaust is a "myth. [...] To deny history like this, this virulent anti-Semitism, their sponsoring of terrorism, their search for a nuclear weapon – ought to be a wake-up call to every American. Appeasement won't work. [...] We need to use diplomacy, economic sanctions, other means, so we won't have to resort to military action."[50]

Bayh introduced legislation in January 2006 that would impose sanctions on Iran. According to the Washington Post:[51]

"Sen. Evan Bayh (Ind.) said yesterday that he plans to introduce a resolution in the Senate calling on the administration to work with the United Nations to sanction the country. Bayh said the sanctions should include shutting off supplies of refined gasoline, a worldwide ban on arms sales, and a possible ban on participation in the Olympics and the World Cup soccer tournament."[51]

On January 20, 2006, Bayh introduced a resolution calling for economic sanctions on Iran, with the goal of deterring Iran from developing nuclear weapons. Such sanctions include:

  • Cutting off supplies of refined gasoline to Iran which the United States currently does not supply
  • Cutting assistance to countries whose companies invest in Iran's energy sector,
  • Enacting a worldwide, comprehensive ban on arms sales to Iran,
  • Withdrawing U.S. support for Iran's accession to the WTO, and
  • Calling on the UN Security Council to limit travel of some Iranian officials, reduce diplomatic exchanges with Iran, and ban Iran from participating in world events such as the World Cup and the Olympics.[52]

In 2007, Bayh "supported the Kyl-Lieberman amendment that Obama made a key part of his critique of Clinton."[53][54]


Bayh was an early supporter of the idea of removing Saddam from power for humanitarian reasons.[16] On October 2, 2002, Bayh joined President George W. Bush and Congressional leaders in a Rose Garden ceremony announcing their agreement on the joint resolution authorizing the Iraq War, and was thanked by Bush and Senator John McCain for co-sponsoring the resolution.[17] Later, in 2006, Bayh criticized the conduct of the Iraq War:

It is clear to just about everyone but the die-hard neoconservatives within this administration that shifting our focus away from Osama bin Laden to Saddam Hussein was perhaps the biggest strategic blunder in our nation's history. And while we have been preoccupied with Iraq, under this President, North Korea has gone nuclear and Iran is on the verge of doing so.[55]

A blog from The Washington Post reported that in February 2006 Bayh was quoted saying: "We've got to be somewhere between 'cut and run' ... and mindlessly staying the course. You've got to have a sensible middle ground."[56]

National debt

In a speech entitled "The American Middle Class: Future of the Nation, Future of the Democratic Party," Bayh said:

The [Bush] Administration has increased the national debt by nearly $3 trillion, money our middle class and children must repay with interest. They borrow from Japan, China, Persian Gulf countries, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Germany, even Mexico. They are mortgaging our future. This is not how great leaders act.[57]

National security

Bayh was a member of the Armed Services Committee and the Select Intelligence Committee and continually monitored the progress of national security abroad, as U.S. troops continue operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Bayh emphasized national security as an important issue:

In a post-September 11th world, our first responsibility is to keep the American public as safe as possible and to be prepared for every possible threat.... Preventing and responding to biological attacks will require us to mobilize all available resources at the federal and state level, and the first line of defense is often state governments.[58]

At the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Bayh said:

As an American, I welcome this debate on national security because in an age of global terror, there is nothing more important than protecting the American people. It is a dangerous world – 3,000 Americans were killed on September 11th. Suicidal terrorists have pledged to attack again – and they have in London, Madrid, Amman, Bali, and across Iraq. North Korea has expanded its nuclear arsenal. Hamas will soon be in charge of the Palestinian Authority. And the radical leader of Iran who is seeking to acquire nuclear weapons – has pledged to destroy Israel and asked his people to imagine a world without the United States.[59]


During his time in the Senate, Bayh has criticized trade policies of some countries, including China. Bayh's bipartisan Stopping Overseas Subsidies (SOS) Act was intended to allow the United States to enforce its antisubsidy laws abroad. He voted against CAFTA.[60]

Bayh placed a hold on the President's nominee to be the U.S. Trade Representative. After receiving several key commitments from Portman to get tough on China trade, Bayh agreed to release his hold.[61]

Electoral history

Indiana Secretary of State, 1986
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Evan Bayh 828,494 53.3
Republican Robert Bowen 704,952 45.4
American Linda Paterson 10,224 0.7
Libertarian Karen Benson 10,180 0.7
Democratic Nomination for Governor of Indiana, 1988
Candidate Votes Percentage
Evan Bayh 493,198 83.1%
Stephen Daily 66,242 11.2%
Frank O'Bannon 34,360 5.8%
Governor of Indiana, 1988
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Evan Bayh 1,138,574 53.2
Republican John Mutz 1,002,207 46.8
Governor of Indiana, 1992
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Evan Bayh (incumbent) 1,382,151 62.0
Republican Linley Pearson 822,533 36.9
New Alliance Mary Barton 24,378 1.1
U.S. Senator from Indiana (Class 3), 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Evan Bayh 1,012,244 63.7
Republican Paul Helmke 552,732 34.8
Libertarian Rebecca Sink-Burris 23,641 1.5
U.S. Senator from Indiana (Class 3), 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Evan Bayh 1,488,782 61.6
Republican Marvin Scott 902,108 37.3
Libertarian Albert Barger 27,891 1.2

Books by Evan Bayh

  • From Father to Son

See also


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  6. ^ and was for many years a law professor
  7. ^ "Susan Bayh Profile –" Retrieved August 21, 2008.
  8. ^ [1]." Moore, Stephen. "The Good Governor Guide. " Wall Street Journal 5 Feb. 1992, Eastern edition: ABI/INFORM Global, ProQuest. Web. 5 August 2009.
  9. ^ Future of Finance Initiative-Evan Bayh
  10. ^ Evan Bayh – a Star Library biography
  11. ^ Meet the Democratic VP Prospect: Evan Bayh(Cached copy)
  12. ^ "Library Factfiles: Evan Bayh." Indianapolis Star, updated December 15, 2006. Retrieved March 7, 2007.
  13. ^ "1998 Financial Disclosure." Open Secrets, 1999. Retrieved December 12, 2008.
  14. ^ Press release: Moderate Senate Dems Launch New Group to Shape Public Policy
  15. ^ Our Honorary Chairs(cached copy)
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  18. ^ Evan Bayh says Rumsfeld must go
  19. ^ Evan Bayh on the Issues
  20. ^ Weigel, David (2010-12-13) Why Glenn Beck is Like Evan Bayh,
  21. ^ Bayh Announces He Will Not Seek a Third Senate Term
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  24. ^ a b c
  25. ^ Bayh Signals White House Run 12/01/06
  26. ^ [2]
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  34. ^ Evan Bayh Congressional Record on Choice
  35. ^ a b c d e f g h i Evan Bayh on the Issues
  36. ^ USDA 2002 Farm Bill Information Page
  37. ^ USDA 2007 Farm Bill
  38. ^ Senator Evan Bayh Co-hosting Job Fair at Glendale Mall
  39. ^ Senator Evan Bayh Promotes Small Businesses at IPFW
  40. ^ Senate approval
  41. ^ Remarks by Sen. Evan Bayh to the Commonwealth Club of California – April 10, 2001
  42. ^ 21st Century Scholars
  43. ^ Bayh Praises Wisconsin, Iowa for New Legislation Based on 21st Century Scholars
  44. ^ New Dems Reintroduce Three R's Education Bill
  45. ^ AUGUST 26, 1996 1996 Democratic Convention Keynote Speech
  46. ^ SEPTEMBER 11, 2008 Bayh Energy Announcement
  47. ^ S. 2238: Medicare Prescription Drug Emergency Guarantee Act of 2006
  48. ^ Bayh Proposes Legislation to Ease Rising Cost of Healthcare
  49. ^ a b j. – Sen. Evan Bayh stands with Israel at S.F. AIPAC lunch
  50. ^ a b – Senators: Military last option on Iran – Jan 16, 2006
  51. ^ a b Sen. Clinton Urges U.N. Sanctions Against Iran –
  52. ^ [3]
  53. ^ TAPPED Archive | The American Prospect
  54. ^ U.S. Senate: Legislation & Records Home > Votes > Roll Call Vote
  55. ^ Nuclear Gloom and Doom – Early Warning
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  57. ^ The American Middle Class:Future of the Nation, Future of the Democratic Party  – July 17, 2006
  58. ^ Bayh challenges Rove – and Clinton, too?
  59. ^ Address to the Center for Strategic and International Studies – February 2, 2006
  60. ^ UAW applauds Bayh's call for tariffs on China
  61. ^ Bayh lifts block on trade post

External links

  • Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
  • Profile at Project Vote Smart
  • Financial information (federal office) at the Federal Election Commission
  • Encyclopedia entry at the IndyStar
  • Profile at SourceWatch
  • Appearances on C-SPAN
  • Evan Bayh column archives at the Huffington Post
  • Works by or about Evan Bayh in libraries (WorldCat catalog)
  • DePauw University Commencement Speech – May 21, 2006
  • Indiana Historical Bureau state portrait
  • President Clinton's Speech honoring Governor Bayh
  • 21st Century Scholars program
  • Senior Citizens Relief Act
  • Congress Passes Bayh's Long-Term Care Initiatives
  • Sen. Evan Bayh Calls on DePauw's Class of 2006 to Build Unity and Restore Patriotism – May 21, 2006
  • University of Virginia Commencement Speech  – May 24, 2005
  • Honoring Our Armed Forces – December 7, 2004
Political offices
Preceded by
Edwin Simcox
Secretary of State of Indiana
Succeeded by
Joe Hogsett
Preceded by
Robert Orr
Governor of Indiana
Succeeded by
Frank O'Bannon
Party political offices
Preceded by
Wayne Townsend
Democratic nominee for Governor of Indiana
1988, 1992
Succeeded by
Frank O'Bannon
Preceded by
Barbara Jordan
Keynote Speaker of the Democratic National Convention
Succeeded by
Harold Ford
Preceded by
Joe Hogsett
Democratic nominee for U.S. Senator from Indiana
(Class 3)

1998, 2004
Succeeded by
Brad Ellsworth
Preceded by
Joe Lieberman
Chairperson of the Democratic Leadership Council
Succeeded by
Tom Vilsack
United States Senate
Preceded by
Dan Coats
U.S. Senator (Class 3) from Indiana
Served alongside: Richard Lugar
Succeeded by
Dan Coats
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