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Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller

Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller, former vice president of the United States. Awarded Order of Merit of Chile, by President Rios, 1945; National Order Southern Cross (Brazil) 1946; Order of the Aztec Eagle (Mexico), 1949; Gold medal award National Institute Social Sciences, 1967; Conservation and Water Management award Great Lakes Commission, 1970, Medal of Freedom, 1977, others.

Background

  • Rockefeller, Nelson Aldrich was born on July 8, 1908 in Bar Harbor, Maine, United States. Son of John Davison, Junior, and Abby Greene (Aldrich) R.

  • Education

    • Preparatory education Lincoln School of Teachers College, New York City, 1917-1926. Bachelor of Arts, Dartmouth, 1930.

    Career

    • ; children—Rodman, Ann R. Roberts, Steven, Michael (deceased), Mary (Mistress Thomas B. Morgan). Married second, Margaretta Fitler Murphy, May, 1963. Children—Nelson Aldrich, Mark Fitler.

      Director Rockefeller Center, Inc., 1931-1958, president, 1938-1945, 1948-1951, chairman, 1945-1953, 1956-1958. Co-ordinator Office of Inter-American Affairs, 1940-1944. Assistant secretary of state for American Republics affairs, 1944-1945.

      Chairman International Development Advisory Board (Point 4 Program), 1950-1951. Under secretary Department of Health, Education and Welfare, 1953-1954. Special assistant to President, 1954-1955.

      Governor of New York, 1959-1973. Chairman Commision on Critical Choices for American, 1973-1975. Vice president United States, 1974-1977.

      Chairman Commission Water Quality, 1973-1976. Member President’ Advisory Commission Intergovtl. Relations, 1965-1969.

      Member President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, 1969-1974. Treasurer Museum Modern Art, 1935-1939, president, 1939-1941, 1946-1953, chairman, 1957-1958. Founder Museum Primitive Art.

      Chairman President’ Advisory Committee Government Organisation, 1953-1958.

    Works

    • Author: The Future of Federalism, 1962. Unity, Freedom and Peace, 1968. Our Environment Can Be Saved, 1970.

    Religion

    Denomination: Baptist

    Membership

    Member President’ Advisory Commission Intergovtl. Relations, 1965-1969. Member President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, 1969-1974.

    Treasurer Museum Modern Art, 1935-1939, president, 1939-1941, 1946-1953, chairman, 1957-1958. Member Phi Beta Kappa, Psi Upsilon. Clubs: Century Association, Dartmouth (New York City).

    Connections

    • Married Mary Todhunter Clark, June 23, 1930 (divorced 1962).; married second, Margaretta Fitler Murphy, May, 1963. Children: Rodman, Ann R. Roberts, Steven, Michael (deceased), Mary (Mistress.
    • father: John Davison Rockefeller
    • mother: Abby Greene (Aldrich) Rockefeller
    • spouses: Mary Todhunter Clark
    • Margaretta Fitler Murphy
    • children: Rodman Rockefeller
    • Ann R. Roberts Rockefeller
    • Steven Rockefeller
    • Michael Rockefeller (deceased)
    • Mary (Mrs Rockefeller
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    Died January 27, 1979
    (aged 70)
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