Joe MANCHIN, III, Congress, WV (1947)

Senate Years of Service:

MANCHIN, Joe, III, a Senator from West Virginia; born August 24, 1947, in Farmington, Marion County, West Virginia; graduated Farmington High School, Farmington, WV, 1965; B.A., West Virginia University, 1970; businessman; member of the West Virginia house of delegates 1982-1986; member of the West Virginia state senate 1986-1996; unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination in 1996; Secretary of State, West Virginia 2000-2004; elected governor of West Virginia in 2004 and reelected in 2008; chairman of the National Governors Association 2010; elected to the United States Senate in the November 2, 2010, special election to the term ending January 3, 2013, a seat previously held by Senator Carte Goodwin, and took the oath of office on November 15, 2010.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present