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  Nelson Rockefeller - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Rockefeller was opposed by the conservatives in the GOP such as Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan.
Rockefeller was a supporter of capital punishment and oversaw 14 executions by electrocution as Governor.
While Rockefeller was Vice President, the official Vice Presidential residence was established at Number One Observatory Circle on the grounds of the United States Naval Observatory.
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Rockefeller's only son, John Davison Rockefeller, Jr., used the fortune to launch a number of crusades of his own, including financing a large part of the movement to prohibit alcohol in the United States (an effort in which Captain Hobson was then playing a leading role).
Rockefeller correctly foresaw that this more sophisticated "dependency theory" could be used to inspire another wave of fear in the public (as well as among intellectuals) that heroin addicts were jeopardizing the lives and property of citizens, and therefore drastic action was necessary.
Rockefeller thus had little difficulty in 1973 in pressing through the legislature laws which totally bypassed the discretion of both the court and the prosecutors, and made it mandatory that anyone convicted of selling or possessing more than a fraction of an ounce of heroin (or even amphetamines or LSD) would be imprisoned for life.
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 Nelson Rockefeller Summary
Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller (1908-1979), an heir to the enormous Standard Oil fortune amassed by his grandfather, forsook business for a career in state and national politics, which included four terms as governor of New York, several attempts at the presidency, and a brief tenure as vice-president of the United States.
Nelson Rockefeller was cremated at the Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale, New York, less than 48 hours after his death.
Rockefeller, the son of a pedlar, was born in Richmond, near Ithaca, New York.
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 American Experience | The Rockefellers | People & Events
Nelson had a more strained relationship with his father, John D. Rockefeller Jr., whose emphasis on discipline and modesty didn't quite suit his third child.
Rockefeller was determined to use the experience he had accumulated in the federal government to gain elective political office.
Rockefeller had always refused offers to be "standby equipment," as he referred to the nomination for vice president.
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 Nelson Rockefeller - MSN Encarta
A notable art collector, Rockefeller was president of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City from 1939 to 1942 and from 1946 to 1953.
Rockefeller unsuccessfully sought the Republican presidential nomination in 1960, 1964, and 1968.
As vice president, Rockefeller headed a presidential commission in 1975 that investigated the activities of the Central Intelligence Agency and reported that the agency had engaged in a number of “plainly unlawful” programs.
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 Commemorative Chairs: Nelson A. Rockefeller   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Rockefeller returned to government in the Eisenhower administration, where he helped to establish of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, and advised the President on Cold War Strategy.
Nelson Rockefeller was a businessman and politician with a profound social conscience.
Nelson A. Rockefeller died in New York on January 27, 1979.
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 The Rockefeller Archive Center - Nelson A. Rockefeller Biographical Sketch
Rockefeller began his public life as an officer in a number of family-related enterprises, including Rockefeller Center, Creole Oil (the Venezuelan subsidiary of Standard Oil), and the Museum of Modern Art; but he soon began to establish new organizations to fulfill his personal interests.
Rockefeller's service in government began in 1933 as a member of the Westchester County Board of Health; he moved onto the national and international scene in 1940 as the Coordinator of the Office of Inter-American Affairs under President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Nelson A. Rockefeller died of a heart attack at his offices in New York City on January 26, 1979.
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 Missionary Capitalist: Nelson Rockefeller in Venezuela, by Darlene Rivas. Introduction.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Nelson Rockefeller approached life with an exuberant self-assurance, confident of his own and his country's abilities and future.
Rockefeller was a consummate politician, a cold warrior, a big spender, a frustrated almost-but-not-quite president, the epitome of a liberal Republican—a Rockefeller Republican.
Rockefeller's interest in U.S.-Latin American relations remained high throughout his career, but his direct personal involvement in the region peaked between 1939 and 1953, the period that is the focus of this book.
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Rockefeller,
Rockefeller Foundation philanthropic institution established (1913) by John D. Rockefeller, Sr., to promote the well-being of mankind throughout the world.
Rockefeller, Nelson Aldrich 1908-79, U.S. public official, governor of New York (1959-73), Vice President of the United States (1974-77), b.
Rebutting Rockefeller: the chairman of the Earth Charter drafting committee takes issue with this magazine's expose, "The New World Religion." The facts show that his objections are not sustainable.
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 Vice President Nelson Rockefeller
Rockefeller was the richest man to serve as Vice President, with his personal worth estimated at around 1 billion dollars at the time.
During the election campaign in 1976 Rockefeller was caught on a news-camera "flipping the bird" at a group of demonstrators at a Republican Party rally at New York State University.
Rockefeller's wife, who was actually named Happy Rockefeller, had his body cremated within 18 hours of his death in order to prevent medical examiners from investigating the body for evidence of his illicit encounter.
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 The Rockefeller Archive Center - NAR Vice President
President Richard M. Nixon appointed Rockefeller chairman of this commission, charged with determining the technological, economic, social and environmental aspects of restoring and maintaining the purity of the nation's water supply.
He joined Rockefeller's staff in 1966 and was his chief speech writer for the remainder of his tenure as governor and throughout his vice presidency.
The majority of Rockefeller's actions as Vice President of the United States are documented in this series, which includes schedules, agendas and minutes of meetings, position papers, and memoranda and correspondence generated as part of the Vice President's daily activities.
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 Where was Megan Marshak when Vice-President Nelson Rockefeller Died?
The official coroner’s report, issued by the competent New York State authority, states that Nelson Rockefeller died of a heart attack while he was having sexual intercourse.
Nelson Rockefeller was a big, heavy man. When he collapsed of a heart attack, Megan Marshak was pinned underneath him.
Nelson Rockefeller’s body was cremated only 18 hours after he was pronounced dead, because Happy Rockefeller, his proper wife, did not want the Medical Examiner’s Office to examine his body for evidence for sexual ejaculation.
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 Nelson Rockefeller: A Political Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
In the early years Nelson also stood in for his father, who conceived the project and bore the primary responsibility for it, at most of the ceremonial chores connected with Rockefeller Center which needed the presence of a Rockefeller.
Nelson and his mother, the "artistic Rockefellers" to the family, prevailed on the selection of the Mexican Marxist Diego Rivera, a muralist of worldwide reputation, to do the work.
Nelson's determined respect for artistic integrity was shaken.
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 A Limousine Republican - By Steven R. Weisman - Slate Magazine
Nelson Rockefeller was born into a family of such wealth, power, and influence that it's hard to understand how he could have been so perennially eager to please.
Rockefeller's addiction to living in an expensive realm of his own, for creating his own entourage, ultimately accounted for Gerald Ford's decision to toss Rockefeller overboard and pick Bob Dole as his running mate in 1976 (something that will presumably be discussed in Reich's next book).
Nelson's urge to enter the public arena was partly the legacy of his father, whose Rockefeller Foundation helped create the modern science of philanthropy, though its underlying purpose was to expunge the malevolent connotations attached to the name of Rockefeller in the wake of the predations of the Standard Oil trust.
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 Nelson Rockefeller
Rockefeller, born in Bar Harbor, Maine, on July 8, 1908, was named after his maternal grandfather, Rhode Island Senator Nelson W. Aldrich.
Rockefeller unsuccessfully campaigned for the presidency in 1960, 1964, and 1968 but when Richard M. Nixon resigned the presidency in 1974, he came the closest he would in his public career of reaching the highest political office.
Rockefeller was considered one of the leaders of the moderate wing of the Republican Party, and is hailed as an example of one of the outstanding figures of the "1960s and 1970s Republican" movement.
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 Federal Bureau of Investigation - Freedom of Information Privacy Act
Nelson Rockefeller, winner of Medal of Freedom, 1977; Vice President to President Gerald Ford, 1974-1977; and Governor of New York State 1959-1973.
Rockefeller was ensued in 1950 and 1969 to fulfill presidential appointments and again in 1974 to perform the duties of Vice President.
Records include personal correspondence between Rockefeller and the FBI demonstrating his affable relationship with the FBI, newspaper articles chronicling various aspects of Rockefeller's life, and documents in which his name was merely mentioned.
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 US Vice - Presidents - Nelson A. Rockefeller
Nelson Rockefeller was also a member of the board of the Creole Oil Company of Venezuela, a subsidiary of Standard Oil.
Rockefeller was an active leader of the Republican Party in New York, often meeting with Senator Jacob Javitts, and political leaders Arthur Levitt and Jud Moorehouse to discuss and plan strategy to keep their party in control.
Rockefeller, as governor of one of the nations most populous states and already a known national figure was on his way to the 1964 nomination, except for some competition from Arizona.
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 Nelson Rockefeller information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
A leader of the moderate wings of the Republican Party, he was Governor of New York from 1959 to 1973, the 41st Vice President of the United States of America from December 19, 1974 to January 20, 1977.
Rockefeller (nicknamed "Rocky") was born in Bar Harbor, Maine.
A member of the prominent Rockefeller family, he was the son of John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
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 Thy Will Be Done, The Conquest of the Amazon:
SIL founder William Cameron (Cam) Townsend was inspired by the antihookworm and antimalaria campaigns of the Rockefeller Foundation and the Rockefeller Sanitary Commission, and his linguistics methods owed much to the work of linguist Edward Sapir of the University of Chicago, an institution that was also supported by the Rockefeller Foundation.
In 1941, Nelson Rockefeller was named by president Roosevelt to the post of coordinator of the Office of Interamerican Affairs (CIAA), which ran intelligence and propaganda operations against the Nazis in Latin America.
Nelson's crowning political achievement was getting appointed to the vice presidency of the United States in 1974.
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 Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller
Rockefeller sworn in as vice president -- 1974 (Speeches -- The History Channel)
Nelson A. Rockefeller (1974-1977) (Vice Presidents of the United States -- U.S. Senate)
Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1908-1979 (The Rockefeller Archive Center -- The Rockefeller University)
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 Governor Unveils Portrait Of Nelson Rockefeller
Nelson Rockefeller was a serious art collector and advocate for the arts throughout his life.
The Empire State Plaza was built under Governor Rockefeller=s tenure, and he played a pivotal role in the design of the Empire State Plaza, including the direction of the State's art purchases for the complex.
Warhol created the portrait of Nelson Rockefeller in 1967, combining his photographic/screen-printing process with an overlay of fluid brushwork.
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 Nelson Rockefeller FBI Files
Nelson Rockefeller, Vice President to President Gerald Ford, 1974-1977; and Governor of New York State 1959-1973, was investigated in 1950 and 1969 for suitability to fill presidential appointments and again in 1974 to perform the duties of Vice-President.
The FBI investigated numerous threats against the life of Rockefeller as Governor, Presidential Candidate, and Vice-President.
Records also include personal correspondence between Rockefeller and the FBI, newspaper articles chronicling various aspects of Rockefeller's life, and documents in which his name was merely mentioned.
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 Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient Vice President Nelson A. Rockefeller
Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient Vice President Nelson A. Rockefeller
Nelson A. Rockefeller was sworn in as Vice President on Dec. 19, 1974.
Nelson Rockefeller in the White House Oval Office with President Ford and Henry Kissinger.
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 Welcome to the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government!
In this second of three Rockefeller Institute reports on current financial challenges and issues facing state and local governments, Boyd notes that while states' overall recovery has been solid and widespread, significant ongoing pressures persist.
James Fossett, Rockefeller Institute’s director of Health and Medicaid Studies and co-director of the Federalism and Bioethics Initiative at the Alden March Bioethics Institute (AMBI) at Albany Medical College, has written an overview of the election results for embryonic stem cells and bioethics.
The Rockefeller Institute has had a longstanding and continuing interest and involvement in implementation of this law signed by President Clinton.
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 Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller — Infoplease.com
for the governorship of New York; Rockefeller was reelected in 1962, 1966, and 1970.
John Davison Rockefeller: Son and Grandsons - Son and Grandsons His son John Davison Rockefeller, Jr.,.
Nelson Wilmarth ALDRICH - ALDRICH, Nelson Wilmarth (1841—1915) Senate Years of Service: 1881-1911 Party: Republican...
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