BYRON, Goodloe Edgar, (1929 - 1978)


Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

BYRON, Goodloe Edgar, (husband of Beverly Barton Butcher Byron, son of Katharine Edgar Byron and William Devereux Byron, and great grandson of Louis Emery McComas), a Representative from Maryland; born in Williamsport, Washington County, Md., June 22, 1929; attended the Williamsport public schools and St. Albans School of Washington, D.C.; B.A., University of Virginia at Charlottesville, 1951; J.D., George Washington University, Washington, D.C., 1953; commissioned first lieutenant, United States Army, with judge advocate general’s office, 1954, serving as legal officer with Third Armored Division in Germany; discharged with rank of captain, 1957; subsequently joined Maryland National Guard, serving as aide-de-camp to Maj. Gen. William Purnell, commander, Twenty-ninth Infantry Division; admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1953 and commenced practice in Frederick, 1958; Frederick County attorney, 1959-1961; chairman, Maryland State Planning and Zoning Law Study commission, 1966-1970; member, Maryland house of delegates, 1963-1967; member, Maryland senate, 1967-1971; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-second and to the three succeeding Congresses; served from January 3, 1971, until his death October 11, 1978, in Hagerstown, Md.; was a successful candidate for renomination to the Ninety-sixth Congress; interment in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, Md.