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Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller (1908)close

The 41st Vice President of the United States, Nelson Rockefeller was born in Bar Harbor, Maine. He was a businessman, politician, statesman, art collector, philanthropist and grandson of John D. Rockefeller, the founder of the Standard Oil Company. Rockefeller also served four consecutive terms as governor of New York.

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