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Don L. Blankenship

AKA Donald Leon Blankenship

Born: 14-Mar-1950
Birthplace: Stopover, KY

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: CEO of Massey Energy, 2000-10

Accused of conspiring to violate safety and health standards at Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch Mine, where an explosion on 5 April 2010 killed 29 mine workers.

Succeeded as Massey CEO by Baxter F. Phillips, Jr. on 3 December 2010.

Father: (d.)
Mother: Nancy Blankenship (d.)
Brother: Anthony
Sister: Beulah
Brother: George
Wife: (div., two children)
Son: John
Daughter: Jennifer

    High School: Magnolia High School, Matewan, WV (1969)
    University: BA Accounting, Marshall University (1972)

    Massey Energy CEO (2000-2010)
    Massey Energy President (2000-2008)
    Massey Energy President & CEO, A.T. Massey Coal Co. (1992-2010)
    Massey Energy President, Massey Coal Services (1989-91)
    Massey Energy Rawl Sales & Processing Co. (1982-89)
    Fluor Accountant (1982)
    Flowers Industries (1977-82)
    Keebler Company (1972-77)
    Central Soya
    Member of the Board of Massey Energy (1996-2010, as Chairman, 2000-10)
    Member of the Board of Fluor (1996)
    Center for Energy and Economic Development Board of Directors
    Citizens for Bunning
    Conspiracy to violate safety and health standards (indicted, 13-Nov-2014)
    Friends of George Allen
    Friends of Jim Inhofe Committee
    Frist 2000
    McConnell Senate Committee
    Mission West Virginia Inc
    National Mining Association Board of Directors
    National Republican Congressional Committee
    Portman for Senate Committee
    Tom Delay Congressional Committee
    Toomey for Senate Committee
    US Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
    Global Warming Skeptics

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