Lugar: Birch Bayh a “Man of Common Sense”

He was a man of common sense.

That’s just one of the many ways former Indiana Senator Richard Lugar described fellow U.S. Senator Birch Bayh, who passed away Thursday morning at the age of 91.

Lugar says one of the best things about Bayh was that he was willing to work with people on both sides of the aisle.

Bayh introduced an amendment shortly after the November 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy that updated the order of succession in the presidency and vice presidency in the case of death, disability or resignation.

The 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was passed in 1967.

Meanwhile, Governor Eric Holcomb has ordered flags in the state to be flown at half staff until Bayh’s funeral, which has not yet been scheduled.