Don Blankenship: A Timeline

Apr. 6 - Author
of Obama's Deadliest Cover-Up.  May 2 - Nominated as the Constitution
Party candidate for president, running with Bill Mohr.
Jan. 20 - Age on Inauguration Day 70 years 10.3 mos.







2020
2021










Apr. 5 - Upper Big Branch Mine explosion.
Dec. - Retires from Massey.




Dec. 3 - Convicted of one misdemeanor charge in connection with the Upper Big Branch Mine explosion.


May 8 - Candidate for U.S. Senate in the WV Republican primary, finishing third with 20%.  Unsuccessfully sought to run as Constituion Party candidate in the general election.
Oct. - Launches campaign  during meeting of the Constitution Party national committee.
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
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2018
2019


Chairman and CEO of Massey Energy Company, 2000-2010.




...Chairman and CEO



...Chairman and CEO
2000
2001
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2009

 


President and chairman of the board of A.T. Massey, 1992 to 2000.







1990
1991
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1999




Starts at Rawl Sales & Processing Co., a Massey subsidiary.






President of Massey Coal Services, 1989-91.
1980
1981
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1987
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1989

 


B.A. in accounting from Marshall University.
Worked summers in coal mines.







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Graduates from Matewan High School in Matewan, WV.

1960
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1969

 
Born Mar. 14, 1950 in Stopover, KY.









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See also:
West Virginia Public Broadcasting.  "The Kingmaker", 2005.
Lawrence Leamer.  The Price of Justice: A True Story of Greed and Corruption.  Times Books, May 2013.
Peter A. Galuszka.  Thunder on the Mountain: Death at Massey and the Dirty Secrets of Big Coal.  West Virginia University Press, Nov. 2014.



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