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Carte Goodwin

AKA Carte Patrick Goodwin

Born: 27-Feb-1974
Birthplace: Mount Alto, WV

Gender: Male
Religion: Methodist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Senator from West Virginia

Appointed to the US Senate by Governor Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia) on 16 July 2010, following the death of Senator Robert Byrd. He took office four days later.

A consummate insider, his father was chairman of the board at West Virginia University, his uncle is federal judge Joe Bob Goodwin, his aunt is the state's Secretary of Education and the Arts, his wife is director of the in-state office of West Virginia's other Senator, Jay Rockefeller, and Goodwin himself was general counsel for Gov. Manchin until 2009.

Father: Stephen Patrick Goodwin (attorney, b. 1947, d. 2010)
Mother: Ellen Gibson Goodwin
Sister: Alyssa Goodwin Gregg ("Aly", public relations executive, b. circa 1973)
Brother: Thomas Ryan Goodwin (attorney)
Wife: Rochelle (attorney; state office director for Senator Jay Rockefeller)
Son: Wesley ("Wes", b. circa 2006)

    High School: Ripley High School, Ripley, WV (1992)
    University: BA Philosophy, Marietta College (1996; magna cum laude)
    Law School: JD, Emory University (1999)

    US Senator, West Virginia (2010-)
    Goodwin & Goodwin LLP Partner (2009-10)
    West Virginia State Official General Counsel to Gov Joe Manchin (2005-09)
    Goodwin & Goodwin LLP Attorney (2000-05)
    Law Clerk for US Appeals Judge Robert B. King (1999-2000)
    American Bar Association
    Kerry Victory 2004
    Order of the Coif
    West Virginia State Bar

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