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Nelson Rockefeller

Born: Jul 8, 1908

Death: Jan 26, 1979

Birthplace: Bar Harbor

Profession: Politician

Nationality: United States

Nelson Rockefeller

Date of Birth : Jul 8, 1908
Date of Death : Jan 26, 1979
Birth Place : Bar Harbor

Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller was an American businessman, philanthropist, public servant, and politician. He served as the 41st Vice President of the United States under President Gerald Ford, and as the 49th Governor of New York. He also served in the administrations of Presidents Franklin Roosevelt regarding Latin America and Dwight Eisenhower regarding welfare programs. A member of the wealthy Rockefeller family, he was also a noted art collector, as well as administrator of Rockefeller Center. Rockefeller, a Republican, was politically liberal, progressive, or moderate. In his time, liberals in the Republican Party were called "Rockefeller Republicans". As Governor of New York from 1959 to 1973 his achievements included the expansion of the State University of New York, efforts to protect the environment, the building of the Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza in Albany, increased facilities and personnel for medical care, and creation of the New York State Council on the Arts. After unsuccessfully seeking the Republican presidential nomination in 1960, 1964, and 1968, he served as Vice President from 1974 to 1977 under President Gerald R. Ford.

Profession


  • Politician

Parents


  • John D. Rockefeller Jr.
  • Abby Aldrich Rockefeller

Spouse


  • Happy Rockefeller
  • Mary Rockefeller

Children


  • Michael Rockefeller
  • Steven Clark Rockefeller
  • Mark Rockefeller
  • Rodman Rockefeller
  • Nelson Rockefeller, Jr.
  • Ann Rockefeller
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