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Career

United States Senate
19852015
Senator for West Virginia Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Government of the State of West Virginia
19771985
29th Governor of West Virginia Office of the Governor, Charleston, West Virginia, USA
19691973
22nd Secretary of State Executive Branch, Charleston, West Virginia , USA
19671969
Member, House of Delegates West Virginia Legislature, Charleston, West Virginia, USA
West Virginia Wesleyan College
19731976
President Buckhannon, West Virginia, USA
Peace Corps
19611964
Operations Director, Philippines following work as an Assistant to Peace Corps founder Sargent Shriver Headquarters, Washington, District of Columbia, USA

Directorships

Asia Society Founded in 1956 by John D. Rockefeller 3rd, Asia Society is a nonpartisan, nonprofit institution with headquarters in New York, New York Member of the Board of Trustees

Professional memberships

Council on Foreign Relations New York, New York, USA Member

Professional affiliations

20132015
113th Congress of the United States of America, The United States Senate United States Senate Committee on Finance Member Subcommittee on Healthcare Chairman
20132015
113th Congress of the United States of America, The United States Senate United States Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs Member
20132015
113th Congress of the United States of America, The United States Senate United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Member
20132015
113th Congress of the United States of America, The United States Senate United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation Chairman
20132015
113th Congress of the United States of America, The United States Senate United States Congress Joint Committee on Taxation Member
Congress of the United States of America, The United States Senate Congressional Senate Steel Caucus Co-Chairman
20112013
112th Congress of the United States of America, The United States Senate United States Trade Advisor
20112013
112th Congress of the United States of America, The United States Senate United States Congress Joint Committee on Taxation Member
20112013
112th Congress of the United States of America, The United States Senate United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Member
20112013
112th Congress of the United States of America, The United States Senate United States Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs Member
20112013
112th Congress of the United States of America, The United States Senate United States Senate Committee on Finance Member Subcommittee on Healthcare Chairman
20112013
112th Congress of the United States of America, The United States Senate United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation Chairman
20092011
111th Congress of the United States of America, The United States Senate United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation Chairman
20072009
110th Congress of the United States of America, The United States Senate United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman
20052007
109th Congress of the United States of America, The United States Senate United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Vice Chairman
20012003
107th Congress of the United States of America, The United States Senate United States Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs Chairman
19931995
103rd Congress of the United States of America, The United States Senate United States Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs Chairman

Accomplishments of note

2014
In honor of 50 years of public service to West Viiginia, WVU named the John D. Rockefeller IV School of Policy and Politics; dedicated the John D. Rockefeller IV Gallery in the WVU Downtown Library West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia USA The West Virginia University libraries have been designated as the permanent home of the John D. Rockefeller IV Senatorial Archives
1986
Archive: The Rockefeller Years, 1977-1985 with Sheri A O'Dell, Carla F Dunn Archive of official papers and policies of the honorable John D. Rockefeller IV, 29th Governor of West Virginia
Archive: Political advertising of John D. Rockefeller: 1972-1976 Political Commercial Archive, University of Oklahoma Commercials used during Democrat John D. Rockefeller's campaigns for the 1972 and 1976 gubernatorial elections in West Virginia
1985
Audiobook: What Democrats must do in order to get their plans accepted in the second Reagan administration with Roger Mudd; NBC-TV production; 21 January 1985 At the time, the newly elected senator from West Virginia, Rockefeller talks about what the Democrats must do in order to get their plans accepted in the second Reagan administration
1980
Government Report: The American coal miner: a report on community and living conditions in the coalfields with United States President's Commission on Coal; John D. Rockefeller IV, Chairman Publisher: Washington: The Commission
1979
Seminar: Labor-Management Relations in the U.S. Coal Industry Washington, District of Columbia, USA with President's Commission on Coal; John D. Rockefeller IV, Chairman Publisher: Washington: U.S.G.P.O.

Community

Community service

19641965
Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) Emmons, West Virginia, USA Anti-poverty program focusing on enriching educational programs and vocational training for the underprivileged

Community honors and awards

2014
Lifetime Achievement Award The United Steelworkers (USW) For commitment to the well-being of American workers
2014
Lifetime of Service Award Development District Association of Appalachia For dedicated service to the people of West Virginia and the 13-state Appalachian Region
2014
Legacy Award Alzheimer’s Association West Virginia For contributions to Alzheimer’s research
2013
Public Leadership Award Fairness West Virginia Institute For longtime support of equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) citizens
2013
Grand Cordon Order of the Rising Sun His Imperial Majesty The Emperor of Japan For distinguished achievements in international relations
Nationality
American
Politics
Democratic
Denomination
Presbyterian

Education

University
International Christian University Tokyo, Japan Japanese Language (3 years)
University
Harvard College Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA Artium Baccalaureaus Far Eastern Languages and History 19561961
Secondary school
Phillips Exeter Academy Exeter, New Hampshire USA Class of 1955
Master’s
Yake University New Haven, Connecticut Program never completed Oriental Studies and Chinese Language
Native language
English
Other languages
Japanese

Honorary Degrees

1974
Dickinson College Carlisle, Pennsylvania USA

Family

Vital statistics

Birth information
June 18, 1937
Gender
Male
Place of birth
New York, New York, USA
Marital status
Married

Marriage

1967–present
Sharon Lee (Percy) Rockefeller     4 children John Davison ("Jamie") Rockefeller V, Ph.D. (1969) Valerie Blanchette (Rockefeller) Wayne (1971) Charles Percy Rockefeller (1973) Justin Aldrich Rockefeller (1979)

Grandchildren & Great-grandchildren

Grandchildren
6 Laura Chandler Rockefeller, Sophia Percy Rockefeller, John Davison Rockefeller VI, Percy Abigail Wayne, Lucille Natalia "Lucy" Wayne, Davis Wayne

Parents

Father
John D. Rockefeller III (1906—1978)
Mother
Blanchette Ferry (Hooker) Rockefeller (1909—1992)

Grandparents

Father's father
John D. ROCKEFELLER, Jr. (1874 - 1960)
Father's mother
Abigail Greene (Aldrich) Rockefeller (1874 - 1948)
Mother's father
Elon Huntington HOOKER (1869 - 1938)
Mother's mother
Blanchette (Ferry) Hooker (1871 - 1956)

Ancestry

German