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Rockefeller, Nelson Aldrichfree

Rockefeller, Nelson Aldrichfree

Born 8 July 1908; s of late John D. Rockefeller, Jr, and Abby Greene Aldrich; m 1st, 1930, Mary Todhunter Clark (marr. diss. 1962); two s two d (and one s decd); 2nd, 1963, Margaretta Fitler Murphy; two s; died 26 Jan. 1979

Vice-President of the United States of America, 1974–77


Dartmouth College (AB)


Rockefeller Center, Inc.: Director, 1931–58; Pres., 1938–45, 1948–51; Chm., 1945–53 and 1956–58; Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Inc.: Pres., 1956–58; Trustee, 1940–; Museum of Modern Art (NY City): Pres., 1939–41, 1946–53; Chm., 1957–58; Trustee, 1932–. Co-ordinator of Inter-American Affairs, 1940–44; Asst Sec. of State, for Amer. Republic’s Affairs, 1944–45; Chairman: Internat. Basic Economy Corp., 1958 (Pres., 1947–53, 1956–58, Dir, 1947–53, 1956–58); Internat. Develt Adv. Bd, 1950–51; Govt Affairs Foundn Inc., 1953–58 (founder); Mem., President’s Advisory Cttee on Govt Organization, 1953–58; Under Secretary, Department of Health, Education and Welfare, USA, 1953–54; Special Assistant to the President, USA, 1954–55. Governor, New York State, 1958–Dec. 1973, resigned. Mem. President’s Adv. Commn on Intergovernmental Relations, 1965–69. Museum of Primitive Art (NY City): Founder and Pres., 1954–, Trustee, 1954–. Holds numerous awards and medals incl. Gold Medal, Nat. Inst. of Social Sciences, 1967. Holds various Hon. Degrees in Law and Humane Letters, Awards (US) incl. Medal of Freedom, 1977, also Foreign Orders. Citation by Nat. Conf. of Christians and Jews for work in field of human relations, 1948; Thomas F. Cunningham Award for contrib. toward betterment of Inter-American Relations, 1964


The Future of Federalism, 1962; Unity, Freedom and Peace, 1968; Our Environment Can Be Saved, 1970


Century Association, Dartmouth (NY); Cosmos (Washington, DC)


Room 5600, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, NYC 10020, USA