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Jay Rockefeller

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John Davison "Jay" Rockefeller IV is the senior United States Senator from West Virginia. He was first elected to the Senate in 1984, while in office as Governor of West Virginia, a position he held from 1977 to 1985. Rockefeller moved to Emmons, West Virginia to serve as a VISTA worker in 1964, and was first elected to public office in the state, as a member of the House of Delegates, in 1966.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1937 Birth Born on June 18, 1937.

TWENTIES

1959 22 Years Old Winthrop and David's brother Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller (1908—1979) served as Governor of New York from 1959 to 1973 and as Vice President of the United States under Gerald Ford (1974—1977). … Read More
1961 24 Years Old …  He graduated from Harvard in 1961 with an A.B. in Far Eastern Languages and History. … Read More
1964 27 Years Old 1 More Event
Rockefeller moved to Emmons, West Virginia to serve as a VISTA worker in 1964, and was first elected to public office in the state, as a member of the House of Delegates, in 1966.
1966 29 Years Old He was elected to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 1966, and to the office of West Virginia Secretary of State in 1968.

THIRTIES

1967 - 1968 2 More Events
1972 35 Years Old He won the Democratic nomination for Governor in 1972, but was defeated in the general election by the Republican incumbent Governor Arch A. Moore, Jr..
1973 36 Years Old Rockefeller then served as president of West Virginia Wesleyan College from 1973 to 1975.
1976 39 Years Old Rockefeller was elected Governor of West Virginia in 1976 and re-elected in 1980. … Read More

FORTIES

1980 43 Years Old As in his 1980 gubernatorial campaign against Arch Moore, Rockefeller spent over $12 million to win a Senate seat.
1984 47 Years Old 1 More Event
…  He was first elected to the Senate in 1984, while in office as Governor of West Virginia, a position he held from 1977 to 1985.

FIFTIES

1990 53 Years Old Rockefeller was re-elected in 1990, 1996, 2002 and 2008 by substantial margins. … Read More
1992 55 Years Old In April 1992, he was the Democratic Party's finance chairman and considered running for the presidency, but pulled out after consulting with friends and advisers. … Read More
1993 56 Years Old In 1993, Rockefeller became the principal Senate supporter, with Ted Kennedy, behind Bill and Hillary Clinton's sweeping health care reform package, liaising closely with the First Lady, opening up his mansion next to Rock Creek Park for its first strategy meeting. … Read More
1995 58 Years Old The Rockefellers reside in Northwest Washington, D.C., and maintain permanent residence in Charleston, West Virginia. They have a ranch in the Grand Teton National Park in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. President Bill Clinton, a friend of Rockefeller's, and the Clinton family vacationed at the ranch in August 1995.

LATE ADULTHOOD

2002 - 2003 3 More Events
In July 2007, Senator Rockefeller announced that he planned to introduce legislation before the August Congressional recess that would give the FCC the power to regulate TV violence. … Read More
2008 71 Years Old 1 More Event
On February 29, 2008, he endorsed Barack Obama for President of the United States, citing Obama's judgment on the Iraq war and national security issues, and calling him the right candidate to lead America during a time of instability at home and abroad. … Read More
On April 1, 2009, Rockefeller introduced the Cybersecurity Act of 2009 - S.773 (full text) before Congress. … Read More
2010 73 Years Old 1 More Event
In February 2010, regarding President Obama, Rockefeller said, "He says 'I'm for clean coal,' and then he says it in his speeches, but he doesn't say it in here.. … Read More
2011 74 Years Old 1 More Event
On June 1, 2011, Rockefeller sponsored the fourth West Virginia Homeland Security Summit and Expo. … Read More
On January 11, 2013, Rockefeller announced that he would not seek reelection in 2014.
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