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In this Wednesday, July 18, 1984 file photo, Sen. Gary Hart, left, confers with W.Va. Gov. Jay Rockefeller prior to the start of the third session of the 1984 Democratic National Convention, in San Francisco. Jay Rockefeller said, Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 that he will not seek a sixth term in 2014, a half-century after he emerged from one of America�s most recognizable dynasties to land in West Virginia and climb atop its political ranks. (AP Photo/Jack Smith, File)

Gallery: Jay Rockefeller through the years

Jan. 11, 2013 @ 06:00 PM

U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller, who came to West Virginia as a young man from one of the world's richest families to work on antipoverty programs and remained in the state to build a political legacy, announced Friday he will not seek a sixth term.