Rockefeller, Jay

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Rockefeller, Jay Gender: M
John Davison Rockefeller IV
born on 18 June 1937 at 21:30 (= 9:30 PM )
Place New York, New York, 40n43, 74w0
Timezone EDT h4w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 27°21' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 03°57 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 13°01'

Jay Rockefeller


American noted family and politician, a Democrat, he served in the US Senate from West Virginia beginning in 1985.

The son of John D. Rockefeller III and Blanchette Ferry Hooker, Jay grew up in a privileged home. He is a 1954 graduate of the private school Phillips Exeter Academy in 1954. He spent three years studying Japanese in Tokyo and, ion 1961, he earned his bachelor's degree from Harvard University with a major in Far Eastern Languages and History.

After college, Rockefeller joined the Peace Corps and VISTA. Completing his volunteer work, he moved to West Virginia and was elected to the state congress in 1966, moving on to be West Virginia's Secretary of State two years later. He made an unsuccessful bid for the Governor's office in 1972 and turned to education. From 1973-76, he was president of West Virginia Wesleyan College. Re-entering politics, he ran successfully for Governor in 1976 and again in 1980. In 1984, he was elected to the US Senate.

He has served as the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation since 2009.

Rockefeller married Sharon Percy in 1967 and the couple has four children.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Work : New Career 1966 (Politics)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1967
  • Work : Lose social status 1972 (Lost bid for Governor)
  • Work : Gain social status 1976 (Successfully ran for Governor)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes newspaper article “Son to

John D. Rockefellers 3d,” New York Times, June 19, 1937, p. 14.


  • Family : Childhood : Advantaged
  • Family : Childhood : Family noted
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Four)
  • Vocation : Education : Administrator (President of a college for three years)
  • Vocation : Politics : Candidate and lost
  • Vocation : Politics : Public office