Jay Rockefeller

John Davison "Jay" Rockefeller IV (born June 18, 1937), generally known as Jay Rockefeller, has served as a Democratic U.S. Senator from West Virginia since 1985. He was Governor of West Virginia from 1977 to 1985. As a great-grandson of oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller, he is the only current politician of the prominent six-generation Rockefeller family and the only Democrat in what has been a traditionally progressive Republican dynasty. He is related to several prominent Republican supporters and former officeholders: he is a great-grandson of Rhode Island Senator Nelson W. Aldrich, a nephew of banker David Rockefeller and Arkansas Governor Winthrop Rockefeller and of former U.S. Vice President Nelson A. Rockefeller, son-in-law of former Senator Charles H. Percy of Illinois, and cousin of Arkansas Lieutenant Governor Winthrop Paul Rockefeller. Born in New York City to John D. Rockefeller III and Blanchette Ferry Hooker, Jay Rockefeller graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy in 1954. He graduated from Harvard University in 1961 with a B.A. in Far Eastern Languages and History after having spent three years studying Japanese at the International Christian University in Tokyo. After


  • Rockefeller, Zinni elected to Williamsburg panel

    The Associated Press 3 days ago
    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller has been elected to the board of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. The West Virginia Democrat's addition to the board was announced by the Virginia historic attraction Friday. The foundation also said ...
  • Source: Tennant rakes in $100k from Warren event

    Charleston Daily Mail, W.Va. 1 week ago
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren only spent a few hours in the Eastern Panhandle last week, but the visit and the attention surrounding the event churned up much-needed cash for Democrat Natalie Tennant's Senate campaign. Tennant ...
  • Tennant touts education agenda

    Charleston Daily Mail, W.Va. 1 week ago
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- If Natalie Tennant is elected to the U.S. Senate, she says she'll work to make college more affordable and focus on job training programs to strengthen the workforce. Tennant, the Democratic nominee to replace outgoing ...
  • 4 W.Va. fire departments get federal grants

    The Associated Press 1 week ago
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Four West Virginia volunteer fire departments are sharing nearly $293,000 in federal grants. U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin and Jay Rockefeller announced the grants Wednesday that will help provide critically needed equipment, emergency vehicles, training ...
  • EDITORIAL: The company one keeps

    Charleston Daily Mail, W.Va. 1 week ago
    There's an old saying that you can tell a lot about someone by the company they keep. That saying was clearly evident in West Virginia this week as the two major party candidates for U.S. Senate brought stars ...
  • 7 W.Va. councils get funding to develop job growth

    The Associated Press 1 week ago
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Seven public-private regional councils in West Virginia will receive $70,000 grants apiece to produce economic development strategies that support creating jobs. The grants from the U.S. Economic Development Administration were announced Tuesday by U ...

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