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Joe Manchin Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Daughter

Joe Manchin Quick Info
Height 6 ft 3 in
Weight 85 kg
Date of Birth August 24, 1947
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Eye Color Hazel

Joe Manchin is an American politician and businessperson who served as the 34th governor of West Virginia from 2005 to 2010 and the 27th secretary of state of West Virginia from 2001 to 2005. He has also served as the senior United States senator from West Virginia.

Born Name

Joseph Manchin III

Nick Name


Joe Manchin in 2017
Joe Manchin in 2017 (United States Senate photography studio / / Public Domain)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Farmington, Marion County, West Virginia, United States


  • West Virginia, United States
  • When in Washington, he resides on a houseboat in the Potomac River.





Joe Manchin studied at Farmington High School and graduated in 1965. He then attended West Virginia University on a football scholarship but his football career was soon cut short following an injury that he suffered during practice. Subsequently, he graduated with a degree in business administration in 1970.


Politician, Businessperson


  • Father – John Manchin (Owned a carpet and furniture store, Served as mayor of Farmington)
  • Mother – Mary O. (née Gouzd)
  • Siblings – He has one older and 3 younger siblings, including brothers John Manchin II and Roch Manchin.
  • Others – Joseph Manchin (Giuseppe Mancina) (Paternal Grandfather) (Owned a grocery store, Served as mayor of Farmington), Kathleen Orocue/Roscoe (Paternal Grandmother), Carl/Charles Gvuzd/Gouzd (Maternal Grandfather), Mary Lucy Mihalic/Michalik (Maternal Grandmother), A. James Manchin (Uncke) (A West Virginia Democratic politician who served as a member of the House of Delegates (1948–50; 1998–2003), as Secretary of State (1977–85), and as State Treasurer (1985–89)), Mark (Cousin), Jeffrey J. Bresch (Son-In-Law) (Lawyer), Douglas Kirby (Ex Son-In-Law) (Businessperson)

Net Worth

According to, his net worth was more than $7.6 million as of 2018.



Joe Manchin (Left) and President George W. Bush in 2006
Joe Manchin (Left) and President George W. Bush in 2006 (White House photo by Eric Draper / / Public Domain)


6 ft 3 in or 190.5 cm


85 kg or 187.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Joe Manchin has dated –

  1. Gayle Conelly Manchin (m. 1967-Present) – On August 5, 1967, he tied the knot with educator and government official Gayle Conelly Manchin. Gayle served as the First Lady of West Virginia from 2005 to 2010 and has also served as the Federal Co-Chair of the Appalachian Regional Commission. The couple has been blessed with 3 children – two daughters named Heather Bresch (b. June 27, 1969) and Brooke Manchin and a son named Joseph Manchin IV.

Race / Ethnicity


Joe Manchin is of Italian descent on his father’s side and has Czech roots on his mother’s side.

Hair Color

Salt and Pepper

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

Tall height



Joe Manchin as seen during the second day of the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado
Joe Manchin as seen during the second day of the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado (Ava Lowery / Flickr / CC BY 2.0 DEED)

Joe Manchin Facts

  1. His paternal grandparents emigrated to the United States from the town of San Giovanni in Fiore, in Calabria and his maternal grandparents immigrated from Czechoslovakia.
  2. Joe Manchin was 35 years old when he was elected to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 1982.
  3. From 1986 to 1996, he served in the West Virginia Senate.
  4. He founded Enersystems (a waste coal brokerage company based in Fairmont, West Virginia) in 1988.
  5. In 2000, Joe Manchin was elected Secretary of State of West Virginia.
  6. In the year 2003, he announced his intention to challenge incumbent Democratic Governor Bob Wise in the 2004 Democratic primary. He went on to win the Democratic primary and general election by huge margins. It marked the first time since 1964 that a West Virginia governor was succeeded by another governor from the same party.
  7. In 2008, Joe Manchin won reelection to a second term as governor.
  8. On November 15, 2010, he was first sworn into the U.S. Senate by Vice President Joe Biden, succeeding interim Senator Carte Goodwin. In a 2014 New York Times interview, Manchin stated that his relationship with President Barack Obama was “fairly nonexistent.”
  9. Joe Manchin repeatedly called for the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan as well as opposed most military interventions in Syria.
  10. He is a licensed pilot.
  11. He has shared a close bond with Alabama Crimson Tide football coach Nick Saban since childhood.
  12. Joe Manchin is a member of the National Rifle Association (a gun rights advocacy group based in the United States).

Featured Image by United States Senate photography studio / / Public Domain

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