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Gaston Caperton Edit Profile

also known as William Gaston Caperton III

governor , association administrator

Gaston Caperton, American educational association administrator, former Governor of West Virginia. Member Intergovernmental Policy Advisory Committee on United States Trade; founder, past president West Virginia Education Fund.; chairman Appalachian Regional Commission, Southern Regional Education Board, Southern Growth Policy Board; Member of National Governors Association Executive Committee, Democratic Governors' Association.

Background

Caperton, Gaston was born on February 21, 1940 in Charleston, West Virginia, United States.

Education

Bachelor, University North Carolina, 1963.

Career

Insurance agent, Charleston, West Virginia. President McDonough Caperton Insurance Group, 1976. Governor State of West Virginia, Charleston, 1989—1997.

Director Institute Education & Government Columbia University, New York City, 1997—1999. President College Board, since 1999. Teaching fellow John F. Kennedy Institute Politics Harvard University, 1997.

Founder, manager teacher Institute Education and Government Columbia University.

Achievements

  • Member of National Governors Association Executive Committee, Dem. Governors' Association

Membership

Member Intergovernmental Policy Advisory Committee on United States Trade. Founder, past president West Virginia Education Fund. Chairman Appalachian Regional Commission, Southern Regional Education Board, Southern Growth Policy Board.

Member of National Governors Association Executive Committee, Democratic Governors' Association.

Connections

Married Rachael Worby. Children: Gat, John.

spouse:
Rachael Worby

child:
Gat Caperton

child:
John Caperton