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Keith Burdette

Keith Burdette, state senator, business executive. Named one of 10 Outstanding Young Americans, United States Junior Chamber of C., 1992; recipient Outstanding Legislator award, West Virginia Public Employees Association, Outstanding Citizen award, Fraternal Order Police, Distinguished Service award, Parkersburg Area Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1988, Outstanding Young West Virginian award, West Virginia Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1991.


  • Burdette, Keith was born on April 27, 1955.

  • Education

    • Student, Parkersburg Community College. Student, Glenville State College.


    • Owner Ford's Jewelers, Parkersburg, West Virginia. Former board directors Western District Guidance Center Parkersburg-Wood County Library. Member Southern Growth Policy Board, West Virginia House Delegates, 1978—1982, West Virginia Senate, 1989—1992, chairman, rules committee, co-chairman, joint committee.


    A believer should support social climates, in which human communities are maintained and strengthened for the sake of all persons and their growth.

    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior, and the Bible is the divinely inspired word of God that serves as the final written authority for living out the Christian faith.

    Denomination: Baptist


    God meant for a person’s earthly happiness to be fulfilled through God given relationships.


    Member of Kiwanis (Fort Neal Club), Junior Chamber of Commerce.


    • Married Maragret Smith, July 27, 1985. Children: Matthew Sheridan, Alexander Caldwell.
    • spouse: Maragret Smith
    • children: Matthew Sheridan Burdette
    • Alexander Caldwell Burdette
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    Born April 27, 1955
    (age 62)
    • 1978 - 1982
      member, Southern Growth Policy Board
    • 1989 - 1992
      member, Southern Growth Policy Board