Birth Name: Joseph Manchin III
Place of Birth: Farminton, West Virginia, U.S.
Date of Birth: August 24, 1947
Joe Manchin is an American politician. A Democrat, he has served as a U.S. Senator from West Virginia, since November 15, 2010. He was previously the 27th Secretary of State of West Virginia, from January 15, 2001 to January 17, 2005, and the 34th Governor of West Virginia, from January 17, 2005 to November 15, 2010.
He is married to educator and politician Gayle Conelly Manchin, with whom he has three children.
Joe’s father’s family was from San Giovanni in Fiore, Province of Cosenza, Calabria. His mother is of Czech descent.
Joe’s paternal grandfather was Joseph Manchin (the son of John Manchin). Joseph was born in West Virginia, to Italian parents. The surname Manchin was originally spelled Mancina.
Joe’s paternal grandmother was Kathleen Orocue/Roscoe (the daughter of Rosa). Kathleen was Italian.
Joe’s maternal grandfather was Carl/Charles Gvuzd/Gouzd (the son of Frank Gvuzd and Louisa Piskor). Carl was Czech.
Joe’s maternal grandmother was Mary Lucy Mihalic/Michalik (the daughter of John Mihalic and Mary Magdalena Cana). Mary Lucy was Czech.
Genealogy of Joe Manchin – http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Joe Manchin (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://www.geni.com
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