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REP. RICHARD BYRD DIES
Missouri State Rep. Richard Byrd (R-Kirkwood) shown in this March 2005 file photo, died on May 14, 2005 after returning to his home from Jefferson City, Mo at the end of the legislative session. Byrd, 46, collapsed after carrying his suitcase into his home in suburban St. Louis. Byrd recently sponsored successful legislation restricting personal injury lawsuits. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)
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Richard "Dick" Leslie Byrd (May 16, 1892 – June 1953) was an American athlete and baseball player who competed in the 1912 Summer Olympics.

In 1912 he won the silver medal in the discus throw. In the standing high jump event he finished fourth and in the standing long jump competition he finished eighth. He also participated in the two handed discus throw event and finished 17th.

At the same Olympics he also was a member of USA national baseball team which competed in a single baseball match held as demonstration sport.

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