- NAME: Evan Bayh
- OCCUPATION: Educator, Lawyer, Governor, U.S. Representative
- BIRTH DATE: December 26, 1955 (Age: 58)
- EDUCATION: St. Albans School, Indiana University of Kelley School of Business, University of Virginia
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Shirkieville, Alabama
- Originally: Birch Evans Bayh III
- ZODIAC SIGN: Capricorn
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As Indiana governor, Evan Bayh was the first Democrat in 20 years to be elected to that office, and, at 33, was the youngest governor in the United States.
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Birch Bayh sought the Democratic presidential nomination in 1976, but lost to Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter. Bayh was defeated for re-election in 1980 by Congressman and future U.S. Vice President Dan Quayle.
Evan Bayh's mother, Marvella, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1971 and died April 24, 1979. He said her death instilled in him a determination to make the most of his life. He attended high school at St. Albans School in Washington, D.C. and graduated with honors in business economics and public policy from the Indiana University of Kelley School of Business in 1978. After receiving a law degree from the University of Virginia in 1981, Bayh clerked for a federal court judge and then entered a private law practice in Indianapolis.
When Bayh arrived in Washington in January 1999, one of his first tasks as a senator was to pass judgment on President Bill Clinton, who had been impeached by the House. Bayh voted "not guilty" and Clinton was allowed to complete his term of office.
More conservative than his liberal father, the second Sen. Bayh established himself as a centrist who seeks common ground with Republicans.
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