|U.S. Senator from West Virginia|
From: November 15, 2010-Present
|Successor||Incumbent (no successor)|
|34th Governor of West Virginia|
From: January 17, 2005 – November 15, 2010
|Successor||Earl Ray Tomblin|
|27th West Virginia Secretary of State|
From: January 15, 2001 – January 17, 2005
Joseph Manchin was elected in November 2010 as the United States Senator from West Virginia, filling the seat formerly held by the late Robert Byrd. Because Manchin was filling a vacant seat in a special election, he was sworn in almost immediately and then participated in the lame duck session of Congress prior to 2011.
Manchin was previously the Governor of West Virginia.