TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – During his 91 years of life, Birch Bayh was a U.S. Senator, a House Speaker, and even a Presidential candidate. But for many people here in the Valley, Bayh was, above all, a champion of education and equal rights.

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Birch Bayh was born in Terre Haute in 1928, and while his career led him far away from home, he is still a household name in many Hoosier homes. 

“Even today, when I do Title IX presentations to people on campus to faculty, staff, and students, I have a Power Point slide and I always introduce it by saying “by a show of hands, who recognizes the name Birch Bayh?” and Indiana residents will usually raise their hand,” said ISU Senior

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