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17 Nov 2009 10:28

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U.S.: Sen. Robert Byrd is about to become the longest-serving congressman

  • 20,774 number of days – or 56 years, 10½ months – Byrd has served; he (finally!) breaks the record at midnight
  • 18,582 number of roll call votes he’s made; he’s been elected nine times and has served under 11 presidents source