Famous People Named Rockefeller
Take a look at famous people named Rockefeller, such as John D. Rockefeller, Jr., John D Rockefeller, and David Rockefeller.
John D. Rockefeller Jr.
Philanthropist / 1874 - 1960
Philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr. was the only son of John D. Rockefeller and heir to his fortune. He is known for building Rockefeller Center in New York City.
Governor, U.S. Vice President / 1908 - 1979
The son of John D. Rockefeller Jr., Nelson Rockefeller served four terms as governor of New York. He was later appointed vice president under President Gerald Ford.
Environmental Activist, Business Leader, Philanthropist / 1910 - 2004
Venture capitalist and environmentalist Laurance Rockefeller founded the American Conservation Association and put conservationism on the American agenda.
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profile name: John D. Rockefeller profile occupation: Entrepreneur
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profile name: John D. Rockefeller Jr. profile occupation: Philanthropist
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profile name: Nelson Rockefeller profile occupation: Governor, U.S. Vice President
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profile name: David Rockefeller profile occupation: Business Leader, Philanthropist
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profile name: Laurance Rockefeller profile occupation: Environmental Activist, Business Leader, Philanthropist
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While the term "American dynasty" might technically be an oxymoron, it's hard not to notice the similarities between the Rockefeller family and noble lineages that have spanned the globe for centuries. Like royal families have done in other nations, the Rockefellers have had a profound and irrevocable impact on the United States—from the oil and banking industries to property development, to politics and philanthropy—which will continue to resound for generations to come. Beginning with John D. Rockefeller Sr., who founded the Standard Oil Company and became one of the world's richest men, the Rockefeller troupe also includes John D. Rockefeller III, Winthrop Rockefeller, Nelson Rockefeller, Laurance Rockefeller and David Rockefeller.
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With the 1960s came the psychedelic movement, a time when taking hallucinogenic drugs and listening to experimental music peaked within the countercultures of America and Great Britain. Among the movement's most famous musicians were the Grateful Dead, which mixed genres such as psychadelia, blues, folk, country, rock 'n' roll and jazz to create their incredibly unique rock sound. Known for changing set lists for each show, and for sometimes playing for more than four hours in one set, the Dead created songs like "Sugar Magnolia," "Casey Jones" and "Scarlet Begonias." While the group toured with various musicians until it disbanded in the late 1990s, its main members included Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh and Mickey Hart.
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