INDIANAPOLIS - Political, business and community leaders from throughout the state will Wednesday honor the life and career of former U.S. Senator Birch Bayh at a memorial service at the Indiana Statehouse. The three-term senator, best known for authoring the federal Title IX law and drafting two constitutional amendments, passed away in March.

Many dignitaries will be in attendance for the service, including Governor Eric Holcomb, House Speaker Brian Bosma, Congressman Andre Carson, Purdue University President and former Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels, former Congressman Baron Hill, and Federal District Court Chief Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson.

Birch Bayh's sons, former Governor and U.S. Senator Evan Bayh and Indianapolis attorney Christopher Bayh, will eulogize their father at the service. Bayh's widow, Katherine "Kitty" Bayh, will read a poem written by her husband.

The service will take place in the South Atrium of the Statehouse and is open to the public. Those attending are asked to enter the Statehouse from either the Capitol Street or Senate Avenue entrances.