04 June 2008

Underwood Hospitalized

Former Gov. Cecil Underwood is in fair condition at Charleston Area Medical Center's Memorial Division after being admitted to the hospital "several days ago," a family friend and a nursing supervisor tell MetroNews.

The 85-year-old Republican "has the distinction of being both the youngest and oldest person to serve as the state’s Governor," MetroNews notes. "His first term was from 1957 to 1961. He served his second term from 1997 to 2001."

Another West Virginia elder statesman also remains hospitalized. "A spokesman for U.S. Senator Robert Byrd says the senator is going to stay in the hospital for "several more days," MetroNews also reports. " Communications Director Jesse Jacobs says the 90-year-old Byrd is being treated for a mild infection."

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