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Rockefeller, Nelson Aldrich

 

Born July 8, 1908, in Bar Harbor, Me.; died Jan. 26, 1979, in New York. US politician and government figure. Republican.

Rockefeller’s father, John D. Rockefeller, Jr., was the son of the founder of the Rockefeller dynasty of financial magnates. A graduate of Dartmouth College, Nelson Rockefeller was active in the family’s oil companies and banks in the 1930’s and 1940’s. He held a number of responsible government posts, including several in US foreign policy. From 1940 to 1944 he was coordinator of inter-American affairs; in 1944–45, assistant secretary of state for American republic affairs; in 1951–52, chairman of the International Development Advisory Board; and in 1954–55, special assistant to President Eisenhower on foreign policy.

From 1959 to 1973, Rockefeller was governor of New York State. In the USA he was considered a member of the moderate liberal wing of the Republican Party. From December 1974 to January 1977 he was vice-president of the USA.

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40 years ago I went to work for then-governor Nelson Rockefeller as a young lawyer, and in the subsequent years have had the opportunity to work with many members of the Family.
Hence the book uncovers the role African Americans played in creating today's system of mass incarceration to report that current anti-drug policies are based on a set of controversial laws first adopted in New York in the early 1970s and championed by the state's Republican governor, Nelson Rockefeller.
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When news broke out of Nixon's secret flight to meet with New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller and receive from the liberal governor amendments to the party platform, Goldwater was furious, declaring the "Compact of Fifth Avenue" another "Munich," in an unflattering parallel between Nixon's appeasement of Rockefeller and British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain's appeasement of Hitler 22 years earlier.
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This is the latest meliorative attempt by New York Democrats to soften the state's drug laws, which took an infamous turn toward the draconian four decades ago under Governor Nelson Rockefeller.
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