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Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller
Vice President

  • Born 8 July 1908 - Bar Harbor, Hancock Co., ME
  • Deceased 26 January 1979 - New York, NY , age at death: 70 years old
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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

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                                                                                    _____| 16_ Godfrey Rockefeller 1783-1857
                                                        _____| 8_ William Avery Rockefeller 1810-1906
                                                       /                            ¯¯¯¯¯| 17_ Lucy Avery 1786-1867
                           _____| 4_ John Davison Rockefeller 1839-1937
                          /                           \                             _____| 18_ John Davison 1774-1858
                         /                             ¯¯¯¯¯| 9_ Eliza Davison 1813-1889
                        /                                                           ¯¯¯¯¯| 19_ Sietje Selover 1776-1823
|2_ John Davison Rockefeller 1874-1960
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|                        \                              _____| 10_ Harvey Buel Spelman 1811-1881
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|                          ¯¯¯¯¯| 5_ Laura Celestia Spelman 1839-1915
|                                                     \                             _____| 22_ William Henry
|                                                      ¯¯¯¯¯| 11_ Lucy Henry 1810-
|                                                                                   ¯¯¯¯¯| 23_ Rachel Frary 1771-
|--1_ Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller, Vice President 1908-1979
|                                                                                   _____| 24_ Job Aldrich ca 1754-1830
|                                                       _____| 12_ Anan E. Aldrich 1807-1892
|                                                      /                            ¯¯¯¯¯| 25_ Jane Libby Jones 1774-1830
|                          _____| 6_ Nelson Wilmarth Aldrich, Sen. 1841-1915
|                         /                           \                             _____| 26_ Gideon Burgess 1778-1863
|                        /                             ¯¯¯¯¯| 13_ Abigail Ann Burgess 1809-1888
|                       /                                                           ¯¯¯¯¯| 27_ Phoebe Williams ca 1775-1863
|3_ Abigail Greene Aldrich 1874-1948
                        \                                                           _____| 28_ Amos Chapman ca 1783-
                         \                              _____| 14_ Francis Morgan Chapman 1807-1886
                          \                            /                            ¯¯¯¯¯| 29_ Amy Morgan 1785-1808
                           ¯¯¯¯¯| 7_ Abigail Pearce Truman Chapman 1845-1917
                                                       \                            _____| 30_ Jonathan Truman 1763-1833
                                                        ¯¯¯¯¯| 15_ Lucy Anne Truman 1805-1876
                                                                                    ¯¯¯¯¯| 31_ Mary Willett 1765-1843


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