Jay Rockefeller IV

John Davison "Jay" Rockefeller IV is a retired American politician who served as a United States Senator from West Virginia . He was first elected to the Senate in 1984, while in office as Governor of West Virginia . Rockefeller moved to Emmons, West Virginia, to serve as a VISTA worker in 1964 and was first elected to public office as a member of the West Virginia House of Delegates . Rockefeller was later elected West Virginia Secretary of State and was president of West Virginia Wesleyan College . He became the state's senior U.S. Senator when the long-serving Senator Robert Byrd died in June 2010. Wikipedia*

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Jay Rockefeller IV has 849 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1985 Forum. The year with the most videos was 2009 with 67 videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2011 with an average of 12,398 views per program. Most appearances with John Breaux (21), Tom Daschle (20), Ted Kennedy (16). Most common tags: Health Care, Democratic Party, Intelligence.

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U.S. Senator, D-WV January 15, 1985 - January 3, 2015 Videos: 847

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Ideology data is based on DW-NOMINATE statistics developed by Keith Poole and Howard Rosenthal. More information can be found at Voteview .

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