We are hopeful we can go in and finish this missionCrews wait to resume W.Va. mine search Apr 08, 2010
Even if we disagree, I believe we can walk away respecting each otherTree-sitters climb down in W.Va. Jan 30, 2010
Everybody is going to cling to the hope of a miracleCrews hope to locate trapped miners alive Apr 07, 2010
I would have loved nothing more than for Sen. Byrd were here, to be able to work with him until the endGov. Manchin to run for Robert Byrd's seat Jul 20, 2010
The president's plan -- 'Obamacare,' as it's been called -- is far too reachingHealthcare law needs changes, Manchin says Oct 11, 2010
Joseph "Joe" Manchin III (born August 24, 1947) is the junior United States Senator representing West Virginia. Manchin, a Democrat, was Governor of West Virginia from 2005 to 2010. He won the special election in November 2010 to fill the seat of Robert Byrd, who had died in office; the term ends January 3, 2013.
Manchin was born in Farmington, West Virginia, in 1947, the second of five children of Mary (née Gouzd) and John Manchin. His grandparents were Italian and Czechoslovakian immigrants. His father owned a carpet and furniture store. His grandfather, Joe Manchin I, owned a grocery store. Both his father and his grandfather were elected as Mayor of Farmington, West Virginia. His uncle James Manchin was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates and was elected statewide as West Virginia Secretary of State and West Virginia State Treasurer.
He graduated from Farmington High School in 1965.