Trent Lott was a United States Senator from 1989 to 2007, and the Majority Leader from 1996 to 2001.
During that time Senator Lott instituted a Senate Leaders Lecture Series in which a guest speaker shared their insights about the Senate’s history and practices.
In September of 1998 Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia spoke as part of the series. The talk was held in the Old Senate Chamber in the U.S. Capitol.
Senator Robert Byrd died on June 28th, 2010.