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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. A member of the Republican Party and wealthy Rockefeller family, he previously served as the 49th governor of New York from 1959 to 1973. He 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nelson Rockefeller has received more than 6,519,396 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). Nelson Rockefeller is the 1,794th most popular politician (down from 1,750th in 2019), the 545th most popular biography from United States (up from 591st in 2019) and the 64th 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 1,794 out of 15,577Before him are Ziying, Infante Juan, Count of Barcelona, Munjong of Joseon, James E. Webb, Maymunah bint al-Harith, and Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange. After him are Yolande de Polastron, Kaidu, Ish-bosheth, Peter II of Aragon, Djet, and Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.

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Among people born in 1908, Nelson Rockefeller ranks 26Before him are John Bardeen, Edward Teller, Mika Waltari, Amon Göth, David Oistrakh, and David Lean. After him are Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Joseph McCarthy, Franz Stangl, Carole Lombard, Manoel de Oliveira, and William Saroyan. Among people deceased in 1979, Nelson Rockefeller ranks 16Before him are Hafizullah Amin, Jean Seberg, Sándor Kocsis, Jean Monnet, Dennis Gabor, and Mika Waltari. After him are Hanna Reitsch, Ludvík Svoboda, Nur Muhammad Taraki, Mustafa Barzani, Nadia Boulanger, and Sonia Delaunay.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Nelson Rockefeller ranks 545 out of 18,182Before him are Aaron T. Beck (1921), Sidney Sheldon (1917), Herbert Spencer Gasser (1888), John Howard Northrop (1891), T. S. Eliot (1888), and James E. Webb (1906). After him are Jerry Lewis (1926), Anthony Perkins (1932), Francis Fukuyama (1952), James Caan (1940), Margaret Keane (1927), and Ernest Lawrence (1901).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Nelson Rockefeller ranks 64Before him are Sarah Palin (1964), Chester A. Arthur (1829), Crazy Horse (1840), John Kerry (1943), Bernie Sanders (1941), and James E. Webb (1906). After him are Boris Johnson (1964), Jim Mattis (1950), Donald Rumsfeld (1932), Ted Kennedy (1932), Joseph McCarthy (1908), and Michael Bloomberg (1942).