Former Indiana U.S. Senator Birch Bayh dead at 91

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Former Senator Birch Bayh has passed away.

The 91-year-old died early Thursday morning from pneumonia.

Bayh was raised in Terre Haute, Indiana. He served three terms in the U.S. Senate and was the author of two constitutional amendments and a bill that gave women equal opportunity in colleges and universities.

Bayh was the father of two-term senator and former Indiana Governor Evan Bayh.