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  Rockefeller IV, John D. "Jay"
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<-  2011-01-01  
 
NameJohn D. "Jay" Rockefeller IV
Address405 Capitol Street, Suite 308
Charleston, West Virginia 25301, United States
Emailinfo@rockefeller.senate.gov
Website [Link]
Born June 18, 1937
Died Still Living (76 years)
ContributorWishful Thinking
Last ModifiedJuan Croniqueur
Jun 18, 2013 10:39pm
Tags Liberal - Moderate-to-Liberal - Anti Alaska/Offshore Oil Drilling - Anti School Vouchers - Health Care Reform - Pro-Choice - Pro-Gay Marriage - Married - Presbyterian - Straight -
InfoJohn Davison Rockefeller IV

Rockefeller was born on June 18, 1937. 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 International Christian University inThe Rockefeller Clan in 1970 Tokyo.

After college, Rockefeller worked for the Peace Corps in Washington, DC where he served as the operations director for their largest overseas program in the Philippines. He continued his public service in 1964-65 as a VISTA volunteer. He was then elected to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 1966, and to the office of West Virginia Secretary of State in 1968. Following his term as Secretary of State, he served as President of West Virginia Wesleyan College from 1973 to 1976.

The people of West Virginia then elected him to be Governor in1976 and re-elected him in 1980. In 1984, he was elected to the United States Senate, and re-elected in 1990 and 1996.

Since 1967, Rockefeller has been married to Sharon Percy with whom he has four children: John, Valerie, Charles, and Justin. He is also the proud grandfather of Laura Chandler Rockefeller and Sophia Percy Rockefeller, daughters to his son John. The Rockefellers reside in Charleston, West Virginia.



JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
09/19/2013-09/22/2013 Public Policy Polling (D) 45.00% ( 0.0) 46.00% ( 4.0) 9.00% ( 3.0)
09/01/2011-09/04/2011 Public Policy Polling (D) 45.00% ( 0.0) 42.00% ( 0.0) 12.00% ( 1.0)
04/21/2011-04/24/2011 Public Policy Polling (D) 45.00% ( 4.0) 42.00% ( 2.0) 13.00% ( 2.0)
10/30/2010-10/31/2010 Public Policy Polling (D) 49.00% ( 2.0) 40.00% ( 3.0) 11.00% ( 1.0)
10/23/2010-10/24/2010 Public Policy Polling (D) 47.00% ( 4.0) 43.00% ( 3.0) 10.00% ( 1.0)
10/09/2010-10/10/2010 Public Policy Polling (D) 51.00% ( 1.0) 40.00% ( 1.0) 9.00% ( 0.0)
08/27/2009-08/30/2009 Mark Blankenship Enterprises (MBE) 65.00% ( 0.0) 32.00% ( 0.0) 4.00% ( 0.0)
05/26/2009-05/27/2009 Public Policy Polling (D) 52.00% ( 0.0) 39.00% ( 0.0) 9.00% ( 0.0)
11/08/2006-11/11/2006 Survey USA 61.00% ( 3.0) 32.00% ( 1.0) 7.00% ( 2.0)
06/09/2006-06/11/2006 Survey USA 64.00% ( 2.0) 31.00% ( 3.0) 5.00% ( 1.0)

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Mar 26, 2013 02:00pm Blog Entry Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) Comes Out for Marriage Equality  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Jun 21, 2012 06:50pm Speech Jay Rockefeller's swan song?  Article Imperator 
Oct 05, 2011 10:00am General Sen. Rockefeller: CALM Act Should Fix Loudness on All TV Commercials  Article Jason 
Jan 05, 2011 08:45pm News Rockefeller takes aim at EPA  Article Jason 
Jun 01, 2009 12:20am Commentary Senator Rockefeller patterns a healthcare ‘reform’ bill on the Federal Reserve  Article Craverguy 
Mar 27, 2004 12:00am News W. Va. Sen. on Iraq: 'My Vote Was Wrong'  Article Barack O-blame-a 

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FAMILY
Wife Sharon Percy Rockefeller 00, 1967-
Father John D. Rockefeller, III 1906-1978
Grandfather John D. Rockefeller, Jr. 1874-1960
Great-Grandfather John D. Rockefeller 1839-1937
Uncle Nelson A. Rockefeller 1908-1979
Uncle Laurance Spelman Rockefeller 1910-2004
Uncle Winthrop Rockefeller 1912-1973
1st Cousin Win Paul Rockefeller 1948-2006
Uncle David Rockefeller 1915-
Grandmother Abby Aldrich Rockefeller 1874-1948
Great-Grandfather Nelson W. Aldrich 1841-1915
Grand Uncle Richard S. Aldrich 1884-1941
1st Cousin Once Removed Richard S. Aldrich 1923-1997
Grand Uncle Winthrop W. Aldrich 1885-1974
Father In-Law Charles H. Percy 1919-2011

INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  01/03/2013 Commerce, Science and Transportation Chairperson Won 54.17% (+8.33%)
  11/06/2012 Finance Committee Seat 1 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/2011 Commerce, Science and Transportation Chairperson Won 52.00% (+4.00%)
  01/03/2009 Commerce, Science and Transportation Chairperson Won 56.00% (+12.00%)
  11/04/2008 WV US Senate Won 63.73% (+27.47%)
  05/13/2008 WV US Senate - D Primary Won 77.06% (+62.56%)
  11/05/2002 WV US Senate Won 63.11% (+26.22%)
  05/14/2002 WV US Senate- D Primary Won 89.87% (+84.81%)
  11/05/1996 WV US Senate Won 76.65% (+53.30%)
  05/14/1996 WV US Senate- D Primary Won 88.44% (+76.88%)
  07/16/1992 US Vice President - D Convention Lost 0.00% (-100.00%)
  11/06/1990 WV US Senate Won 65.78% (+31.57%)
  05/08/1990 WV US Senate- D Primary Won 84.71% (+75.54%)
  11/06/1984 WV US Senate Won 51.82% (+4.09%)
  06/05/1984 WV US Senate- D Primary Won 66.33% (+52.10%)
  11/04/1980 WV Governor Won 54.15% (+8.71%)
  06/03/1980 WV Governor - D Primary Won 78.05% (+56.10%)
  11/02/1976 WV Governor Won 66.15% (+32.33%)
  05/11/1976 WV Governor - D Primary Won 49.68% (+21.15%)
  11/07/1972 WV Governor Lost 45.26% (-9.47%)
  05/09/1972 WV Governor - D Primary Won 72.20% (+54.74%)
  11/05/1968 WV Secretary of State Won 60.92% (+21.84%)
ENDORSEMENTS
WV US Senate - D Primary - May 13, 2014 D Natalie Tennant
C.I.A. Director - Mar 07, 2013 N John Brennan
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 06, 2009 I Sonia Sotomayor
US Attorney General - Feb 02, 2009 D Eric Holder
WV District 2- D Primary - May 13, 2008 D Anne Barth
WV US President - D Primary - May 13, 2008 D Barack Obama
US President - D Primaries - Jun 03, 2008 D Barack Obama
CT US Senate - Nov 07, 2006 D Ned Lamont
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Jan 31, 2006 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Sep 29, 2005 R John G. Roberts, Jr.
WV US President - D Primary - May 11, 2004 D John Kerry
US President - D Primaries - Jun 09, 2004 D John Kerry
US Attorney General - Jan 20, 2001 NPA Reject
Second Circuit Court Judge - Oct 02, 1998 I Sonia Sotomayor
U.S. Surgeon General - Feb 10, 1998 D David M. Satcher
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Jul 29, 1994 D Stephen G. Breyer
U.S. Surgeon General - Sep 07, 1993 D Joycelyn Elders
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 03, 1993 D Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 15, 1991 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 02, 1990 R David H. Souter
US Ambassador to Bahamas - Jul 08, 1989 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Feb 03, 1988 R Anthony M. Kennedy
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 23, 1987 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Sep 17, 1986 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Sep 17, 1986 R Antonin Scalia