Beverly Barton Butcher Byron (born July 27, 1932), is a former American politician and member of the Democratic Party who served as the U.S. Congresswoman representing the 6th congressional district of Maryland from January 3, 1979, to January 3, 1993.
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Maryland's 6th district
January 3, 1979 – January 3, 1993
|Preceded by||Goodloe Byron|
|Succeeded by||Roscoe Bartlett|
|Born||July 27, 1932|
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
|Alma mater||Hood College|
Byron was born in Baltimore, Maryland. She attended the National Cathedral School for Girls in Washington, D.C. Byron earned a two-year degree from Hood College in Frederick, Maryland, and after graduation she became involved in several nonprofit groups and in fundraising for the Democratic Party. She was elected to Congress to replace her husband, Representative Goodloe Byron, who died on October 11, 1978. While in Congress she served on the House Armed Services Committee, the Interior and Insular Affairs Committee, and the House Select Committee on Aging. She was the first woman ever to fly aboard the SR-71 Blackbird of the USAF (checkout #429), on which she flew as a VIP in November 1985.
Like her husband, Byron was a conservative Democrat. She was defeated in the 1992 Democratic primary by a somewhat more liberal challenger, State Delegate Thomas Hattery. Hattery went on to lose to Republican Roscoe Bartlett in the general election. Bartlett had lost to Byron in the 1982 election.
- "BYRON, Beverly Barton Butcher - Biographical Information". bioguide.congress.gov. Retrieved March 3, 2019.
- "BYRON, Beverly Barton Butcher | US House of Representatives: History, Art & Archives". history.house.gov. Retrieved March 3, 2019.
- United States Congress. "Beverly Byron (id: B001220)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Appearances on C-SPAN
- Byron Family Papers, circa 1860s-1993, 66 linear feet, at the University of Maryland Libraries Special Collections.
- Beverly Barton Butcher Byron Papers, 1961-1993, 136.50 linear feet at the University of Maryland Libraries Special Collections.
|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maryland's 6th congressional district