It has been 24 years since Arch Moore lived in the Governor's Mansion, but his legacy still looms large in the Capitol's limestone hallways.
It was Moore, in the first of three terms as governor, who successfully saw the state constitution amended to allow governors to succeed themselves in office.
Moore also was the first chief executive to enjoy full authority in the budget-making process, thanks to a constitutional amendment adopted the same year he was elected governor.
He settled coal strikes, ended a prison riot, increased payments for welfare programs, expanded the state's infrastructure and fought for teacher pay raises.
Those accomplishments are sometimes overshadowed by his time in federal prison for corruption charges. But today, Arch Moore will mark another milestone.
West Virginia's oldest living governor turns 90 years old.
Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, who represents West Virginia's 2nd Congressional district, said the family would celebrate her father's birthday this weekend with a small celebration at his Glen Dale home.
"He will love knowing he's turning 90. This will be fun for all of us," she said.
The entire Moore family - Capito, her brother Kim and sister Lucy, along with seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild - plans to attend.
Capito said the family would celebrate with cake and ice cream "and thank our lucky stars that we have both our parents with us, and they're still together."
Arch and Shelley Moore have been married for 63 years and are still deeply in love.
"He still looks at my mom like she's the girl he met in Morgantown," Capito said, tearfully.
Arch Moore and Shelley Riley met on a blind date when they were students at West Virginia University.
According to Brad Crouser's biography of the former governor, one of Arch's friends had a date with Riley and offered to set Moore up with one of her sorority sisters for a double date.
Moore soon found himself paying more attention to Riley than his own date. The feeling was mutual, and the two immediately began dating. They married in 1949.
Capito said her father had a profound influence on his children, and that has extended to her own political career. Arch Moore made sure his children understood those in public office could make positive changes in government but also in individual people's lives.
"He taught us to treat everybody the same. He lived that, and that's been very helpful to me," she said.
Capito said her dad also emphasized the importance of education and knowledge.