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West Virginia educator and humanitarian, Gayle Manchin, takes on job that is a ‘perfect fit’

By Jessica Farrish, The Register-Herald

BECKLEY, W.Va. — When Gayle Connelly Manchin was growing up on South Kanawha Street in Beckley, it was a “wonderful time,” she said.

“The country was calm,” she said. “The Cold War was a threat, but not on us, personally.

“We grew up in neighborhoods where everyone knew everyone. I walked to school in Beckley: I walked to grade school, then to junior high and then to high school.

“There was never any question of whether it was safe or not.”

Manchin, 74, is federal co-chair of the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), the federal-state partnership that President John F. Kennedy founded in 1965 to fight poverty in Appalachia by building a sustainable economy in the 420 counties spread throughout West Virginia and parts of Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia…

To read more: https://www.register-herald.com/news/state_region/educator-and-humanitarian-takes-on-job-that-is-a-perfect-fit/article_fe26dd5f-f3d9-5be8-8792-4e424921781c.html

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