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Then-West Virginia Gov. Jay Rockefeller and his wife Sharon are greeted by former President Jimmy Carter during a White House reception for governors, Jan. 21, 1977, in Washington. It was one of a series of parties that Carter planned for the day.

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.