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James Arthur Jackson
Jay Rockefeller


James Arthur Jackson

On January 17, 1885, James Arthur Jackson, who served as West Virginia Supreme Court librarian from 1925 to 1965, was born in Coal Valley.

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Biography of James Arthur Jackson
Death of James Arthur Jackson


Governor John D. Rockefeller, IV

On January 17, 1977, John D. "Jay" Rockefeller, IV was inaugurated in Charleston as the twenty-ninth West Virginia governor, serving until 1985.

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Biography of John D. Rockefeller, IV
First Inaugural Address of Governor John D. Rockefeller, IV
Papers of Governor John D. Rockefeller, IV, 1977-1985


On This Day in West Virginia History: January

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