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The Herald-Dispatch file photo

In this 1983 photo, then Gov. Jay Rockefeller is flanked by U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall, left, and then U.S. Sen. Jennings Randolph at an officer's club at Bolling Air Force Base in Washington. The occasion was Randolph's 50th anniversary in Congress.

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.