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Birch Bayh is a former member of the US Senate from Indiana, 1962-1981, 
and the Indiana State Legislature, 1954-1962.   
 
 
  • Author, Twenty-fifth Amendment to the US Constitution on Presidential & Vice Presidential succession  
 
  • Author, Twenty-sixth Amendment to the US Constitution, lowering the voting age from 21 to 18
 
  • Author, Title IX to the Higher Education Act, landmark legislation that prohibits discrimination based on gender
 
  • Author, the Bayh-Dole Act, which decentralized management of federally funded inventions out of Washington and into the hands of universities and small companies.  The Economist called Senator Bayh's legislation "possibly the most inspired legislation to be enacted in America over the past half century," and a Wall Street Journal article touted Bayh-Dole as one of the "Three Policies that Gave Us the Jobs Ecomony."

 
Birch Bayh is a partner in the law firm of Venable LLP in Washington, DC, and  
Senior Fellow of the C. V. Starr Center for the American Experience at
Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland.
 
202.344.4705 work
410.822.2682 home
 
bbayh@venable.com