Robert Byrd Elected as a Member of the United States House of Representatives for West Virginia's 6th Congressional District
Prior to his time in the Senate, he was a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1952-1958, and also served in the West Virginia legislature as both State Senator and Delegate from 1946-1952.
Byrd was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1952 and served six years there before moving to the Senate.
Elected to the House of Representatives in 1952, Byrd went on to serve a record nine terms in the Senate. As of Wednesday, that adds up to 20,774 days of service in the Congress, or 56 years and 320 days – a record.