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In this Wednesday, Sept. 28, 1983 file photo, Democratic presidential hopeful Walter Mondale, right, chats with Gov. Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia and his wife, Sharon, just before a "Prelude to Victory" dinner in Washington. U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller said Friday, Jan. 11, 2012, 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, 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.