Nelson Rockefeller was an American businessman and politician best remembered for being the 41st Vice President of the United States and the 49th Governor of New York. He is also known for being a member of the extremely powerful and wealthy family the Rockefeller family.
He was born to socialite Abby Aldrich Rockefeller and financier John Davison Rockefeller Jr. He had five siblings: Abby, John III, Laurance, Winthrop and David Rockefeller. He was married twice. His first marriage was to Mary Rockefeller. The marriage lasted from 1930 to 1962 and produced five children. His second marriage was to Margaretta Large "Happy" Fitler in 1963. The marriage produced two children and lasted until his death in 1979.
In 1961, his son Michael disappeared after his canoe capsized in New Guinea. He was presumed to have drowned since he was never found.
1n 1977, he was honored with one of America's highest civilian honors, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
He died of a heart attack in 1979 in the presence of his 25-year-old aide Megan Marshack, whom many suspected he was having an affair with.
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The secret to success is to own nothing, but control everything.Nelson Rockefeller
was a famous American politician, 41st Vice President of the United States,
who was born on
July 8, 1908. As a person born on this date, Nelson Rockefeller is listed in our database as the 18th
most popular celebrity for the day (July 8) and the 14th most popular for the year (1908).
People born on July 8
fall under the Zodiac sign of Cancer, the Crab.
Nelson Rockefeller is the 413th most popular Cancer.
Aside from information specific to Nelson Rockefeller's birthday, Nelson Rockefeller is the 2762nd most famous American.
In general, Nelson Rockefeller ranks as the 4979th
most popular famous person, and the 50th most popular us president of all time.
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