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Avery Rockefeller

Born: Sep 11, 1903

Death: May 22, 1986

Birthplace: Manhattan

Nationality: United States

Avery Rockefeller

Date of Birth : Sep 11, 1903
Date of Death : May 22, 1986
Birth Place : Manhattan

Avery Rockefeller was the son of Percy Avery Rockefeller, one of the richest financiers of his time. Rockefeller attended Yale University, but on 20 September 1923, he secretly married Anna Griffith Mark, daughter of Clayton Mark, a wealthy steel manufacturer. Following the marriage, the newlyweds eloped, planning to complete their education before telling their parents. However, the arrival of Avery Jr. in 1924 made a mess of their plans and they were forced to reveal the marriage. In 1928, Rockefeller joined the storied J. Henry Schroder Banking Corporation and became Assistant Treasurer in 1931. On 8 July 1936, Rockefeller co-founded Schroder, Rockefeller & Co., Inc. Its purpose was to take over the underwriting and general securities business formerly carried out by the J. Henry Schroder Banking Corporation. The firm had a capital of $3,000,000. Its first President was Carlton P. Fuller, former Vice President of the J. Henry Schroder Banking Corporation. The original stock holders were Rockfeller, Fuller, Gerald E. Donovan, John. L. Simpson, Frederick B. Adams and the J. Henry Schroder Banking Corporation.

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