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Senate Leadership

Senate Service
Longest Service (24 years or more):
Robert C. Byrd
Matthew M. Neely
Jennings Randolph
John D. Rockefeller IV
West Virginia Senators Who Served in Leadership Positions
President Pro Tempore: Robert C. Byrd

Majority Leader/Minority Leader: Robert C. Byrd

Party Whips: Robert C. Byrd

Democratic Conference Secretary: William E. Chilton, Robert C. Byrd

Democratic Policy Committee Chairman: Robert C. Byrd

Standing Committee Chairs Since 1947:

Appropriations: Robert C. Byrd

Commerce, Science, and Transportation: John D. Rockefeller IV

District of Columbia: Matthew M. Neely

Public Works/Environment and Public Works: W. Chapman Revercomb, Jennings Randolph

Judiciary: Harley M. Kilgore

Veterans' Affairs: John D. Rockefeller IV

Select Intelligence: John D. Rockefeller IV
West Virginia Citizens Honored in the Capitol's Art Collection
Statuary: John E. Kenna by Alexander Doyle (Hall of Columns); Francis H. Pierpont by Franklin Simmons (Statuary Hall).

Capitol: The Democratic Leader's Suite in the Capitol, Rooms S-221, 222, 223, 224, named in honor of Robert C. Byrd.

Unusual Facts
Having won election as governor of West Virginia in 1940, Matthew M. Neely resigned his Senate seat at midnight on January 13, 1941. Then, at 12:01 a.m., after taking the oath of office as West Virginia governor, Neely appointed Joseph Rosier, president of Fairmont State College, as his successor in the Senate.

Statuary Hall

The National Statuary Hall Collection in the U.S. Capitol has statues donated by individual states.  Learn more about your state's statues.

Architect's Statuary Hall Web page

Related Links

The Library of Congress maintains a State and Local Government Resource Page.

State election results must be certified by the State's Secretary.  The National Association of Secretaries of State maintains a list of their websites.