NEW YORK, June 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Gaston Caperton, President of the College Board and former Governor of West Virginia, on the Passing of Senator Robert C. Byrd:
"No one has done more for the past 50 years to leave a mark on West Virginia or the United States Senate than Senator Robert C. Byrd. For those of us lucky enough to have worked alongside him, he was both an inspiration and a trusted friend. Senator Byrd's life story is the embodiment of the American dream – from humble beginnings to one of the most influential statesmen of his time. Throughout his career, he never forgot where he came from and he never stopped fighting for the people of his beloved West Virginia."
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SOURCE The College Board