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John Davison IV (Jay) ROCKEFELLER

(1937- )
Senate Years of Service:
1985-
Party:
Democrat

ROCKEFELLER, John Davison IV (Jay), (nephew of Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller, great-grandson of Nelson Aldrich, and son-in-law of Charles Harting Percy), a Senator from West Virginia; born in New York City, June 18, 1937; graduated, Phillips Academy, Exeter, N.H., 1954; graduated, Harvard University 1961; VISTA volunteer, Emmons, W. Va., 1964-1966; member, West Virginia house of delegates 1966-1968; secretary of State of West Virginia 1968-1972; president, West Virginia Wesleyan College 1973-1976; Governor of West Virginia 1977-1985; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1984 and began service on January 15, 1985; reelected in 1990, 1996, 2002, and again in 2008 for the term ending January 3, 2015; chair, Committee on Veterans’ Affairs (One Hundred Third Congress, One Hundred Seventh Congress [January 3-20, 2001; June 6, 2001-January 3, 2003]), Select Committee on Intellegence (One Hundred Tenth Congress), Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation (One Hundred Eleventh and One Hundred Twelfth Congresses); vice-chair, Select Committee on Intelligence (One Hundred Eighth Congress).

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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