Jay Rockefeller
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"John Davison "Jay" Rockefeller IV" is a former United States Senate/United States Senator from West Virginia, serving from 1985 to 2015. He was first elected to the Senate in 1984, while in office as List of Governors of West Virginia/Governor of West Virginia, a position he held from 1977 to 1985. Rockefeller moved to Emmons, West Virginia to serve as a Volunteers in Service to America/VISTA worker in 1964, and was first elected to public office in the state, as a member of the West Virginia House of Delegates/House of Delegates, in 1966. Rockefeller was later elected West Virginia Secretary of State of West Virginia/Secretary of State in 1968 and was president of West Virginia Wesleyan College from 1973 to 1975. He became the stateĀ“s senior senator when the long serving Sen. Robert Byrd passed away in June 2010.

As a great-grandson of oil business magnate/tycoon John D. Rockefeller, he was the only serving politician of the prominent six-generation Rockefeller family at the time and the only one to have held office as a Democratic Party (United States)/Democrat in what has been a Rockefeller Republican/traditionally Republican Party (United States)/Republican dynasty. On January 11, 2013, Rockefeller announced that he would not seek reelection in 2014.

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