Tape from the archives: Birch Bayh on Evan Bayh
The news today, reported by numerous sources, that Indiana U.S. Senator Evan Bayh has decided not to seek a third term, reminded me of some archival tape I had stored away. birch FATHER & SON RETIREMENTS: Evan Bayh is 54 years old now, and will be 55 when he leaves the Senate in January. His father's Senate career ended in 1981, after he was defeated by Dan Quayle, then a congressman and later the vice president. At the time, Birch Bayh was 52 years old.