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  • ID: I36305
  • Name: Nelson Aldrich ROCKEFELLER
  • RELA: 6th cousin 3x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 8 JUL 1908 in Bar Harbor, Hancock Co., ME
  • Event: Elected Governor of New York BET 1 JAN 1959 AND 18 DEC 1973
  • Event: Elected BET 19 DEC 1974 AND 20 JAN 1977 Vice President of United States
  • Death: 26 JAN 1979 in New York, NY
  • Event: Pic Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller
  • Title: Vice President
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  • Note:
    ROCKEFELLER, Nelson Aldrich, (grandson of Nelson W. Aldrich; uncle of John D. [Jay] Rockefeller IV), a Vice President of the United States; born in Bar Harbor, Hancock County, Maine, July 8, 1908; attended Lincoln School of Teachers' College at Columbia University, New York, N.Y., 1926; graduated, Dartmouth College 1930; engaged in oil, real estate, and banking businesses, and family philanthropic activities; served variously as trustee, treasurer, president, chairman of the board of Museum of Modern Art in New York City 1932-1975; director, Office of Inter-American Affairs 1940-1944; Assistant Secretary of State for Latin-American Affairs 1944-1945; returned to family philanthropic activities and helped establish American International Association; member and chairman of President's Advisory Committee on Government Organization 1953-1958; Under Secretary of the United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare 1953-1954; Special Assistant to the President for Foreign Affairs 1954-1955; Governor of New York 1959-1973; unsuccessful candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in 1964, 1968, and 1972; nominated by President Gerald R. Ford on August 20, 1974, under the provisions of the twenty-fifth amendment to the Constitution, to be the Forty-first Vice President of the United States; confirmed by the Congress and took the oath of office on December 19, 1974, and served until January 20, 1977, when the term ended; returned to family philanthropic activities and worked extensively on his art collection in New York, N.Y., where he died on January 26, 1979; cremated; ashes interred at the family estate, Pocantico Hills, N.Y.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: John Davison ROCKEFELLER , Jr. b: 29 JAN 1874 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH
    Mother: Abigail Greene ALDRICH b: 26 OCT 1874 in Providence, Providence Co., RI

    Marriage 1 Mary Todhunter CLARK b: 17 JUN 1907
    • Married: 23 JUN 1930
    • Divorced: 16 MAR 1962
    1. Has Children Rodman Clark ROCKEFELLER b: 1932
    2. Has No Children Living ROCKEFELLER
    3. Has No Children Living ROCKEFELLER
    4. Has No Children Living ROCKEFELLER
    5. Has No Children Michael Clark ROCKEFELLER b: 1938

    Marriage 2 Margaretta FITLER b: 9 JUN 1926 in Bryn Mawr, Montgomery Co., PA
    • Married: 4 MAY 1963 in Pocantico Hills, Westchester Co., NY
    1. Has No Children Living ROCKEFELLER
    2. Has No Children Living ROCKEFELLER
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