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Jay Rockefeller
Jay Rockefeller

Incumbent
Assumed office 
January 15, 1985
Serving with Robert Byrd
Preceded by Jennings Randolph
Succeeded by Incumbent (2009)

In office
January 17, 1977 – January 14, 1985
Preceded by Arch A. Moore, Jr.
Succeeded by Arch A. Moore, Jr.

Born June 18, 1937 (1937-06-18) (age 70)
New York, New York
Political party Democratic
Spouse Sharon Percy Rockefeller
Alma mater Harvard University
Religion Presbyterian

John Davison 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 traditionally a staunchly, albeit generally progressive, Republican dynasty.[1] Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1105x1400, 164 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Jay Rockefeller NSA warrantless surveillance controversy Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera... Type Upper House President of the Senate Richard B. Cheney, R since January 20, 2001 President pro tempore Robert C. 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He is related to several prominent Republican supporters and former officeholders: He is a great-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, and the son-in-law of former Senator Charles H. Percy of Illinois. This article is about the U.S. State. ... Nelson Wilmarth Aldrich (November 6, 1841 - April 16, 1915) was an American politician. ... David Rockefeller, Sr. ... This is a list of governors of Arkansas. ... This article is about the Governor of Arkansas (1967-1971). ... The Vice President of the United States (sometimes referred to as VPOTUS[1] or Veep) is the first in the presidential line of succession, becoming the new President of the United States upon the death, resignation, or removal of the president. ... Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller (July 8, 1908 - January 26, 1979) was a Governor of New York and the 41st Vice President of the United States of America from December 19, 1974 to January 20, 1977. ... Charles Harting Percy (born September 27, 1919) was chairman of the Bell & Howell Corporation from 1949 to 1964 and Republican United States Senator for Illinois from 1967 to 1985. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ...

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Early life, education, and family

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. New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... John Davison Rockefeller 3rd (March 21, 1906 - July 10, 1978) was an industrialist, philanthropist, and member of the prominent United States Rockefeller family. ... Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller was born Blanchette Ferry Hooker on October 2, 1909 in New York City. ... Phillips Exeter Academy (most commonly called Exeter, also Phillips Exeter or PEA) is a co-educational independent boarding school for grades 9–12, located on 619 acres[1] in Exeter, New Hampshire, USA, fifty miles north of Boston. ... Harvard University (incorporated as The President and Fellows of Harvard College) is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA and a member of the Ivy League. ... A Bachelor of Arts (B.A. or A.B.) is an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or program in the arts and/or sciences. ... International Christian University ) is a non-denominational private university located in Mitaka, Tokyo, Japan. ... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ...


After college, Rockefeller worked for the Peace Corps in Washington, D.C., under John F. Kennedy, where he developed a friendship with Robert Kennedy and worked as an assistant to Peace Corps Director Sargent Shriver. He served as the operations director for the Corps' largest overseas program in the Philippines. He continued his public service in 1964–1965 as a VISTA volunteer, under Johnson, during which he moved to Emmons, West Virginia. It has been suggested that Crisis corps be merged into this article or section. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... John Kennedy and JFK redirect here. ... Robert Kennedy Robert Francis Bobby Kennedy, also called RFK (November 20, 1925–June 6, 1968) was the younger brother of President John F. Kennedy, and was appointed by his brother as Attorney General for his administration. ... Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr. ... VISTA or Volunteers in Service to America created by Lyndon Johnsons Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, was the domestic version of the Peace Corps. ... Look up Johnson, johnson in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Emmons is an unincorporated community located on the Big Coal River in Kanawha and Boone counties in the U.S. state of West Virginia. ...


Rockefeller, along with his son Charles, is a trustee of New York's Asia Society, established by his father in 1956; he is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He voted against the 1993 North American Free Trade Agreement, which was heavily backed by his uncle, David Rockefeller. We dont have an article called Asia Society Start this article Search for Asia Society in. ... The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is an influential and independent, nonpartisan foreign policy membership organization founded in 1921 and based at 58 East 68th Street (corner Park Avenue) in New York City, with an additional office in Washington, D.C. Through its membership, meetings, and studies, it has been... NAFTA redirects here. ... David Rockefeller, Sr. ...


Since 1967, Rockefeller has been married to the former Sharon Percy, the chief executive officer of WETA, the leading PBS station in the Washington, D.C., area, which broadcasts such notable programs as The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer and Washington Week. This article is about the insect. ... Not to be confused with Public Broadcasting Services in Malta. ... The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer is an evening television news program broadcast weeknights on PBS in the United States. ... Washington Week in Review (also known as Washington Week) is a public affairs program on the Public Broadcasting System (PBS). ...


Sharon is the daughter of former U.S. Senator Charles H. Percy of Illinois, who had an association with the Rockefeller family. They have four children: John D. Rockefeller V ("Jamie"), Valerie, Charles, and Justin. Jamie's wife Emily is the daughter of former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue. Charles Harting Percy (born September 27, 1919) was chairman of the Bell & Howell Corporation from 1949 to 1964 and Republican United States Senator for Illinois from 1967 to 1985. ... Justin Aldrich Rockefeller (born 1979) is a political activist and co-founder of the nonprofit nonpartisan organization, Generation Engage. ... NFL redirects here. ... Paul John Tagliabue (born November 24, 1940 in Jersey City, New Jersey) was the Commissioner of the National Football League from 1989 to September 2006, when he retired from office. ...


The Rockefellers reside in Charleston, West Virginia. They also, like other members of the family, have a ranch in the Grand Teton National Park in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Bill Clinton (a friend of Rockefeller's) and his family spent their summer vacation in August, 1995, at the ranch.[2] Nickname: Home of Hospitality, The most northern city of the South and the most southern city of the North, Chemicalville, The Capitol City C-Town Location of Charleston in West Virginia. ... Grand Teton National Park is a United States National Park located in western Wyoming, south of Yellowstone National Park. ... Jackson Hole is a valley in the U.S. state of Wyoming. ... Official language(s) English Capital Cheyenne Largest city Cheyenne Area  Ranked 10th  - Total 97,818 sq mi (253,348 km²)  - Width 280 miles (450 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 0. ... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ...


West Virginia state politics

He was elected to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 1966, and to the office of West Virginia Secretary of State in 1968. He won the Democratic nomination for Governor in 1972, but was defeated in the general election by the Republican incumbent Governor Arch Moore. Rockefeller then served as president of West Virginia Wesleyan College from 1973 to 1976. The West Virginia House of Delegates is the lower house of the West Virginia Legislature. ... For the Light Heavyweight world boxing champion, see Archie Moore. ... West Virginia Wesleyan College is a regionally accredited private, coeducational, liberal arts college in Buckhannon, West Virginia. ...


Rockefeller was elected Governor of West Virginia in 1976 and re-elected in 1980. He served as Governor when manufacturing plants and coal mines were closing as the national recession of the early 1980s hit West Virginia particularly hard. Between 1982 and 1984, West Virginia's unemployment rate hovered between 15 and 20 percent. list of West Virginia Governors Arthur I. Boreman Republican 1863-1869 Daniel D. T. Farnsworth Republican 1869-1869 William E. Stevenson Republican 1869-1871 John J. Jacob Democratic 1871-1877 Henry M. Mathews Democratic 1877-1881 Jacob B. Jackson Democratic 1881-1885 Emanuel W. Wilson Democratic 1885-1890 Aretas B... Coal Coal (IPA: ) is a fossil fuel formed in swamp ecosystems where plant remains were saved by water and mud from oxidization and biodegradation. ... In macroeconomics, the definition of recession is a decline in any countrys Gross Domestic Product (GDP), or negative real economic growth, for two or more successive quarters of a year. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


United States Senate

In 1984, he was elected to the United States Senate, narrowly defeating businessman John Raese. As in his 1980 gubernatorial campaign against Arch Moore, Rockefeller spent over $12 million to win his Senate seat. He was re-elected in 1990, 1996 and 2002 by substantial margins. He was chair of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs (1993–1995; January 3 to January 20, 2001, and June 6, 2001–January 3, 2003). Type Upper House President of the Senate Richard B. Cheney, R since January 20, 2001 President pro tempore Robert C. Byrd, D since January 4, 2007 Members 100 Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party Last elections November 7, 2006 Meeting place Senate Chamber United States Capitol Washington, DC United States... John Raese, was a candidate in 1984 and is currently a candidate for the United States Senate as a Republican. ... The United States Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs is responsible for dealing with matters related to veterans. ...


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. He went on to strongly endorse Clinton as the Democratic candidate.[3] This article or section needs additional references or sources to improve its verifiability. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ...


He is Chairman of the prominent Senate Intelligence Committee, from which he comments frequently on the war in Iraq. The United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence is dedicated to overseeing the American Intelligence Community—the agencies and bureaus of the U.S. federal government who provide information and analysis for leaders of the executive and legislative branches. ... There have been three conflicts in the late 20th century and early 21st century called Gulf War, all of which refer to conflicts in the Persian Gulf region: Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988) (aka First Gulf War). ...


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, even opening up his mansion in Rock Creek Park for its first strategy meeting. The reform was subsequently defeated by an alliance between the Business Roundtable and a small-business coalition.[4] Edward Moore Ted Kennedy (born February 22, 1932) is the senior United States Senator from Massachusetts and a member of the Democratic Party. ... REDIRECT Hillary Rodham Clinton   This is a redirect from a title with another method of capitalisation. ... This article is about the use of the term first lady internationally. ... The Business Roundtable is a group formed to promote pro-business public policy and made up of chief executive officers of major U.S. corporations. ...


In 2002, Rockefeller made an official visit to several Middle Eastern countries, during which he discussed his personal views regarding United States military intentions with the leaders of those countries. In October of that year, Rockefeller strongly expressed his concern for Saddam Hussein's alleged weapons of mass destruction program while addressing the U.S. Senate, A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ... Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti (28 April 1937 – 30 December 2006) was the fifth President of Iraq and Chairman of the Iraqi Revolutionary Command Council from 1979 until his overthrow by US forces in 2003. ... For the Xzibit album, see Weapons of Mass Destruction (album). ...


"There has been some debate over how 'imminent' a threat Iraq poses. I do believe that Iraq poses an imminent threat, but I also believe that after September 11, that question is increasingly outdated. It is in the nature of these weapons, and the way they are targeted against civilian populations, that documented capability and demonstrated intent may be the only warning we get. To insist on further evidence could put some of our fellow Americans at risk. Can we afford to take that chance? We cannot!" [5] The World Trade Center on fire The September 11, 2001 attacks were a series of coordinated terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. ...


In July 2005 it was reported, that the Justice Department had started an investigation to find out whether Rockefeller, Dick Durbin and Ron Wyden have leaked details about a secret CIA program.[6] In November 2005 during a TV interview, Rockefeller stated: "I took a trip...in January of 2002 to Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Syria, and I told each of the heads of state that it was my view that George Bush had already made up his mind to go to war against Iraq, that that was a predetermined set course that had taken shape shortly after 9/11." George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ...


Rockefeller noted that this was his personal opinion, and that he was not privy to any confidential information indicating that such action was planned. [7] On October 11 of that year, he was one of 77 Senators who voted for the Iraq Resolution authorizing the Iraq invasion. Iraq Resolution and Iraq War Resolution are popular names for the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 (Public law 107-243, 116 Stat. ...


Senate Committee Assignments

As of 2007, Rockefeller serves on the following:

  • Select Committee on Intelligence — Chairman
  • Committee on Veterans' Affairs
  • Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
    • Subcommittee on Aviation
    • Subcommittee on Communications
    • Subcommittee on Science, Technology, and Space
    • Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marines
  • Committee on Finance
    • Subcommittee on Health Care
    • Subcommittee on Social Security and Family Policy
  • Joint Committee on Taxation
  • United States Trade Advisor
  • Senate Steel Caucus — Co-Chairman

Iraq War

Rockefeller has been an outspoken critic of President Bush and the Iraq war in the past years, especially starting in late 2003. As chair of the Intelligence committee, he has indicted the President for his handling of intelligence and war operations. The previous year, however, Rockefeller was very much in line with Bush and those pushing for strong action — military, if necessary — against Iraq and Saddam Hussein.


On October 10, 2002, he said that "There is unmistakable evidence that Saddam Hussein is working aggressively to develop nuclear weapons and will likely have nuclear weapons within the next five years... The global community -- in the form of the United Nations -- has declared repeatedly, through multiple resolutions, that the frightening prospect of a nuclear-armed Saddam cannot come to pass. But the U.N. has been unable to enforce those resolutions. We must eliminate that threat now, before it is too late... Saddam Hussein represents a grave threat to the United States, and I have concluded we must use force to deal with him if all other means fail." [8] The mushroom cloud of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan, 1945, rose some 18 kilometers (11 mi) above the hypocenter A nuclear weapon derives its destructive force from nuclear reactions of fusion or fission. ... UN and U.N. redirect here. ...


Television Violence

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. According to the July 16, 2007 edition of Broadcasting & Cable, the new law would apply to both broadcast as well as cable and satellite programming. This would mark the first time that the FCC would be given power to regulate such a vast spectrum of content, which would include almost everything except material produced strictly for direct internet use. An aide to the senator said that his staff had also been carefully formulating the bill in such a way that it would be able to pass constitutional scrutiny by the courts.


Retroactive immunity for telecommunications companies

In 2007, senator Rockefeller began steering the Senate Intelligence Committee to grant retroactive immunity to telecommunications companies who were accused of unlawfully assisting the National Security Agency (NSA) in monitoring the communications of American citizens (see Hepting v. AT&T)[9]. “NSA” redirects here. ... Hepting v. ...


This was an about-face of sorts for senator Rockefeller, who had hand-written a letter to Vice President Cheney in 2003 expressing his concerns about the legality of NSA's warrantless wire-tapping program. Some have attributed this change of heart to the spike in contributions from telecommunications companies to the senator just as these companies began lobbying Congress to protect them from lawsuits regarding their allegedly illegal cooperation with the NSA [10]. Richard Bruce Cheney (born January 30, 1941), widely known as Dick Cheney, is an American politician and businessman affiliated with the U.S. Republican Party. ...


The allegations of bribery are bolstered by the coincidence of donations and the senator's actions on behalf of the companies. For example, between 2001 and the start of this lobbying effort, the total AT&T employees had contributed to the senator was $300. After the lobbying effort began, AT&T employees, including many of its executives, donated a total of $19,350 in 3 months [10].


While these contributions are negligible in comparison to senator Rockefeller's personal fortunes, because the senator has pledged not to rely on his own money for his campaigns [11], they represent about 2% of the money he raised during the previous year.


Further reading

  • Jay Rockefeller: Old Money, New Politics, Richard Grimes, Parsons, West Virginia: McClain Printing Company, 1984.
  • The System: The American Way of Politics at the Breaking Point, Haynes Johnson and David S. Broder, Boston: Little Brown and Company, 1996. (Significant mention)

Electoral history

2002 West Virginia United States Senatorial Election

Jay Rockefeller (D) (inc.) 63%
Jay Wolfe (R) 37%


1996 West Virginia United States Senatorial Election

Jay Rockefeller (D) (inc.) 77%
Betty Burkes (R) 23%


1990 West Virginia United States Senatorial Election

Jay Rockefeller (D) (inc.) 68.5%
John Howard Yoder (R) 31.5%


1984 West Virginia United States Senatorial Elections To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

Jay Rockefeller (D) 51.8%
John Raese (R) 47.7%

John Raese, was a candidate in 1984 and is currently a candidate for the United States Senate as a Republican. ...

See also

The Rockefeller family, the family of John D. Rockefeller (1839-1937) (Senior) and his brother William Rockefeller (1841-1922), is an American industrial, banking, philanthropic, and political family of German American origin that made the worlds largest private fortune in the oil business during the late 19th and early... John Davison Rockefeller 3rd (March 21, 1906 - July 10, 1978) was an industrialist, philanthropist, and member of the prominent United States Rockefeller family. ... David Rockefeller, Sr. ... We dont have an article called Asia Society Start this article Search for Asia Society in. ... Kykuit was built for John D. Rockefeller in 1913 by the architects Chester Holmes Aldrich and William Adams Delano. ... Early detection of chemical agents Sociopolitical climate of chemical warfare While the study of chemicals and their military uses was widespread in China, the use of toxic materials has historically been viewed with mixed emotions and some disdain in the West (especially when the enemy were doing it). ...

References

  1. ^ Only Democrat in a staunchly Republican dynasty — see John Ensor Harr and Peter J. Johnson, The Rockefeller Century: Three Generations of America's Greatest Family, New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1988. (p.394)
  2. ^ http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?sec=travel&res=990CE0D8113AF931A25754C0A963958260&n=Top%2fReference%2fTimes%20Topics%2fPeople%2fC%2fClinton%2c%20Bill
  3. ^ http://select.nytimes.com/search/restricted/article?res=F10615FD3C5D0C728DDDAD0894DA494D81
  4. ^ The Clintons and health care reform — see Haynes Johnson & David S. Broder, The System: The American Way of Politics at the Breaking Point, Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1996. (pp.32–34,50,227)
  5. ^ http://www.senate.gov/~rockefeller/news/2002/flrstmt0102002.html
  6. ^ Report: Justice Department Probing Durbin, Rockefeller CIA Leak. Retrieved on 2007-08-26.
  7. ^ http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,175433,00.html
  8. ^ http://www.senate.gov/~rockefeller/news/2002/flrstmt0102002.html
  9. ^ http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/politics/la-na-fisa19oct19,1,4939644.story?coll=la-news-politics-national
  10. ^ a b http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2007/10/dem-pushing-spy.html
  11. ^ http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/external/pre-election/bios/437.html?SITE=NCGRDELN&SECTION=POLITICS&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

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Preceded by
Robert D. Bailey
West Virginia Secretary of State
1968–1972
Succeeded by
Edgar F. Heiskell, III
Preceded by
Arch A. Moore, Jr.
Governor of West Virginia
1977–1985
Succeeded by
Arch A. Moore, Jr.
Preceded by
Jennings Randolph
United States Senator (Class 2) from West Virginia
1985–
Served alongside: Robert Byrd
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Alan Cranston
California
Chairman of Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
1993–1995
Succeeded by
Alan K. Simpson
Wyoming
Preceded by
Arlen Specter
Pennsylvania
Chairman of Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
2001–2003
Succeeded by
Arlen Specter
Pennsylvania
Preceded by
Pat Roberts
Kansas
Chairman of Senate Intelligence Committee
2007–Present
Succeeded by
Incumbent

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John D. Rockefeller - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2908 words)
Rockefeller was born in Richford, New York, second of six children to William Avery Rockefeller (November 13, 1810 - May 11, 1906) and Eliza Davison (September 12, 1813 - March 28, 1889).
In 1865 Rockefeller had gotten so involved in the oil business, and was so confident of its future growth, that he sold out his share of the commission business to his partner Clark, then applied the proceeds toward a significant investment in another refinery, and formed the partnership of Rockefeller and Andrews.
As a consequence, Rockefeller (along with the Rothschilds) was considered in that country the canonical billionaire--synonymous with extreme wealth.
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