Joe Manchin

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Joe Manchin
United States Senator
from West Virginia
Incumbent
Assumed office
November 15, 2010
Serving with Jay Rockefeller
Preceded by Carte Goodwin
34th Governor of West Virginia
In office
January 17, 2005 – November 15, 2010
Preceded by Bob Wise
Succeeded by Earl Ray Tomblin
27th Secretary of State of West Virginia
In office
January 15, 2001 – January 17, 2005
Governor Bob Wise
Preceded by Ken Hechler
Succeeded by Betty Ireland
Member of the West Virginia Senate
from the 13th district
In office
December 1, 1992 – December 1, 1996
Preceded by Bill Sharpe
Succeeded by Roman Prezioso
Member of the West Virginia Senate
from the 14th district
In office
December 1, 1986 – December 1, 1992
Preceded by Anthony Yanero
Succeeded by Charles B. Felton, Jr.
Member of the West Virginia House of Delegates
from the 31st district
In office
December 1, 1982 – December 1, 1984
Preceded by Clyde M. See, Jr.
Personal details
Born Joseph Manchin III
August 24, 1947 (1947-08-24) (age 66)
Farmington, West Virginia, U.S.
Political party Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Gayle Conelly
Children Heather
Joseph IV
Brooke
Residence Fairmont, West Virginia, U.S.
Alma mater West Virginia University (B.S.)
Profession Energy executive
Religion Roman Catholic
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Website manchin.senate.gov

Joseph (Joe) Manchin III (born August 24, 1947) is an American politician. He was elected Governor of the state of West Virginia in the 2004 election. He took office as Governor on January 17, 2005 and remained in that position until 2010. In 2010, he became a Senator for West Virginia, after the death of Robert Byrd.