Nelson Rockefeller

1908 - 1979

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Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller (July 8, 1908 – January 26, 1979), sometimes referred to by his nickname Rocky, was an American businessman and politician who served as the 41st vice president of the United States from 1974 to 1977 under President Gerald Ford. A member of the Republican Party and the wealthy Rockefeller family, he previously served as the 49th governor of New York from 1959 to 1973. Rockefeller also served as assistant secretary of State for American Republic Affairs for Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman (1944–1945) as well as under secretary of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW) under Dwight D. Eisenhower from 1953 to 1954. A son of John D. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nelson Rockefeller has received more than 8,031,293 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). Nelson Rockefeller is the 1,765th most popular politician (up from 1,768th in 2019), the 530th most popular biography from United States (up from 545th in 2019) and the 65th most popular American Politician.

Nelson Rockefeller is most famous for his political career, including serving as Governor of New York and Vice President of the United States.

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Among politicians, Nelson Rockefeller ranks 1,765 out of 19,576Before him are Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, Frederick III, Elector of Saxony, Kaidu, Akhmad Kadyrov, Rama I, and Yoweri Museveni. After him are Herman Van Rompuy, Edward, King of Portugal, James II of Aragon, George of Poděbrady, King Zhuangxiang of Qin, and Léon Blum.

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Among people born in 1908, Nelson Rockefeller ranks 24Before him are Simon Wiesenthal, Ian Fleming, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Mika Waltari, Anna Magnani, and David Oistrakh. After him are Hannes Alfvén, Joseph McCarthy, Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Franz Stangl, Amon Göth, and Joseph Rotblat. Among people deceased in 1979, Nelson Rockefeller ranks 17Before him are Sándor Kocsis, Mika Waltari, Dennis Gabor, Ludvík Svoboda, Jean Seberg, and Mustafa Barzani. After him are Sonia Delaunay, Hafizullah Amin, Hanna Reitsch, Shin'ichirō Tomonaga, Nadia Boulanger, and Sid Vicious.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Nelson Rockefeller ranks 530 out of 20,380Before him are Kip Thorne (1940), Michael Keaton (1951), Farrah Fawcett (1947), Alice Cooper (1948), Chester A. Arthur (1829), and Anna Politkovskaya (1958). After him are Tom Clancy (1947), Alvin Toffler (1928), Lawrence Kohlberg (1927), Tennessee Williams (1911), Ferid Murad (1936), and Anthony Perkins (1932).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Nelson Rockefeller ranks 65Before him are Dick Cheney (1941), John Tyler (1790), Rutherford B. Hayes (1822), John Kerry (1943), David Duke (1950), and Chester A. Arthur (1829). After him are Joseph McCarthy (1908), Kamala Harris (1964), Boris Johnson (1964), Colin Powell (1937), Nancy Pelosi (1940), and Donald Rumsfeld (1932).