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Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich), 1908-1979


  • [Nelson A. Rockefeller (1908-1979) was an American businessman, philanthropist, public servant, and politician who served as Governor of New York (1959-1973) and as Vice President of the United States (1974-1977) under President Gerald R. Ford.]

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  • Fuller Name

    • Nelson Aldrich
  • Variants

    • Rockefeller, Nelson Aldrich, 1908-1979
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1908-07-08
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1979-01-26
    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation Start: 1932
        • Affiliation End: 1975
        • Organization: (naf) Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation Start: 1940
        • Affiliation End: 1944
        • Organization: (naf) United States. Office of Inter-American Affairs
    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation Start: 1953
        • Affiliation End: 1958
        • Organization: (naf) United States. President's Advisory Committee on Government Organization
    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation Start: 1959
        • Affiliation End: 1973
        • Organization: (naf) New York (State). Governor
    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation Start: 19741219
        • Affiliation End: 19770120
        • Organization: (naf) United States. Office of the Vice President
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Bar Harbor (Me.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) New York (N.Y.)
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  • Sources

    • found: U.S. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations.Nominations Department of state ... 1944.
    • found: Biog. index, Sept. 1976-Aug. 1979(Rockefeller, Nelson Aldrich, 1908-1979)
    • found: Desmond, J. Nelson Rockefeller, 1964(Nelson Rockefeller)
    • found: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, via WWW, November 12, 2013(Rockefeller, Nelson Aldrich (1908-1979); 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.)
  • General Notes

    • [Nelson A. Rockefeller (1908-1979) was an American businessman, philanthropist, public servant, and politician who served as Governor of New York (1959-1973) and as Vice President of the United States (1974-1977) under President Gerald R. Ford.]
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    • 1980-10-27: new
    • 2019-07-09: revised
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