Tim Manchin

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Tim Manchin
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Tim Manchin in September 2008
Member of the West Virginia House of Delegates
from the 43rd district
Assumed office
November 20, 2003
Preceded by A. James Manchin
Personal details
Born (1955-07-06) July 6, 1955 (age 62)
Farmington, West Virginia
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Susan Manchin
Residence Fairmont, West Virginia
Alma mater West Virginia University
Occupation attorney

Timothy J. "Tim" Manchin (born July 6, 1955 in Farmington, West Virginia) serves in the West Virginia House of Delegates since 2003. He was appointed to the seat vacated by the death of his uncle, A. James Manchin, in November 2003.

Early life, education, and law career[edit]

Tim Manchin was born in 1955 in Farmington, West Virginia to Ann Manchin and Joseph Manchin II. He graduated from Bridgeport High School. He got a B.S. cum laude from West Virginia University and his J.D. from West Virginia College of Law.[citation needed]

He is a former president of West Virginia Trial Lawyers Association. He was also a board member of the City National Bank and the West Virginia Division of Labor Manufactured Housing.[1]

West Virginia legislature[edit]


In 2003, Democratic Governor Bob Wise appointed Tim Manchin to the Marion County based-43rd District after the seat was vacated by the death of Tim's uncle A. James Manchin. He was elected in 2004 with 23%.[2] He was re-elected in 2006 (29%),[3] 2008 (26%),[4] and 2010 (21%).[5]

Committee assignments[edit]

House committees
  • Banking and Insurance
  • Finance
  • Political Subdivisions (Chairman)
  • Senior Citizen Issues[6]
Interim committees
  • Marcellus Shale (Chairman)
  • Water Resources (Chairman)
  • Finance
    • Finance Subcommittee C

2012 congressional election[edit]

According to Politico, Tim Manchin met with the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in December 2011 to talk about setting up a campaign in West Virginia's 1st congressional district, currently held by U.S. Congressman David McKinley (R-WV).

Personal life[edit]

He lives in Fairmont, Marion County, West Virginia with his wife Susan and their son. One of his uncles, James Manchin, was a state delegate, West Virginia Secretary of State, and State Treasurer. Another uncle, John Manchin, was Mayor of Farmington, West Virginia. One of his grandfathers, Joe Manchin I, was also Mayor of Farmington. A first cousin, Joe Manchin III, is a former Governor, West Virginia Secretary of State, State Senator, and State Delegate, who now serves as U.S. Senator.


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