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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.

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