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By Mark Davis
The nation founders, the Lone Star State thrives
Topic - Jassowyn "Jackie" Sale Hurd
As Sen. Robert C. Byrd was being laid to rest after a week of memorials, a niece eulogized him Tuesday as a person who suffered from dyslexia. The revelation surprised others in Mr. Byrd's family, who later said they had no knowledge that the West Virginia senator suffered from the learning disability.
"He shared with me something that's probably going to surprise you all," she said. "He's dyslexic, too."
Mr. Byrd's niece, Jassowyn "Jackie" Sale Hurd, told mourners gathered at Memorial Baptist Church that he once counseled her on her own dyslexia.