Between April 2012 and January 2016, I conducted over 60 hours of video interviews as well as lengthy telephone interviews with Birch Bayh, Bayh family members, a number of former Bayh staff members, political associates and former Senate colleagues.
Bayh family members interviewed were his wife Katherine “Kitty” Bayh and his son, former Indiana Governor and U.S. Senator Evan Bayh.
The former Bayh Senate colleagues interviewed were Senators Richard Lugar (R-IN), Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT).
Bayh political associates interviewed included former Indiana Congressman Lee Hamilton and former Gary, Indiana Mayor Richard Gordon Hatcher.
Former Bayh staff members interviewed, on video and by telephone as well as those who shared their memories with me by email included, in alphabetical order:
Mary Scifres Grabianowski
Diane Meyer Simon