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David Gordon Fernald, American foundation executive. Bar: New York 1957; Certified Public Accountants, New York, New Jersey.


Fernald, David Gordon was born on August 16, 1923 in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, United States. Son of Charles Barker and Olga Elleda (Hoff) Fernald.


AB, Brown University, 1944. Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1947. Juris Doctor, New York University, 1956.


Staff accountant Loomis, Suffern & Fernald, New York City, 1947-1957. Staff accountant, partner Lybrand, Ross Brothers & Montgomery, 1957-1967. Treasurer Rockefeller Family & Associates, 1967-1988.

Treasurer Rockefeller Brothers Fund, New York City, Rockefeller Family Fund, New York City, JDR 3d Fund, from 1988. Board directors Montclair (New Jersey) Savings Bank Inc., Greenacre Foundation, New York City.


  • Bar: New York 1957; Certified Public Accountants, New York, New Jersey.


Salvation can be achieved through deep and sincere believe in God.


People sometimes argue that involvement in political life involves getting our hands dirty, so is something Christians should avoid. But God is present in everything, including political institutions.


All persons, regardless of age, gender, marital status, or sexual orientation, are entitled to have their human and civil rights ensured and to be protected against violence.


Trustee emeritus Brown University. Trustee Mount Hebron Cemetery Association, Montclair, The Rowland Foundation, Montclair. Chairman board Memorial Home of Upper Montclair.

Chairman business advisory council school management William Paterson College, Wayne, New Jersey Served to lieutenant (junior grade) United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946. Member American Institute CP.A.'s, New York State Society Certified Public Accountants, Tax Executives Institute, Tax Management (advisory board), Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi. Clubs: Union League (past governor), Rockefeller Center Luncheon (New York City).

Montclair Golf (past treasurer), Montclair Republican (past president), Cosmopolitan (past president) (Montclair), Palm-Aire Country (Sarasota, Florida).


Married Julia Ida Gregg, May 19, 1957. Children: David Gordon, Julia Dana, John Gregg.

Charles Barker Fernald

Olga Elleda (Hoff) Fernald

Julia Ida Gregg

David Gordon Fernald

Julia Dana Fernald

John Gregg Fernald