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 December 1974 to January 1977, and previously 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. In 1980, HEW split into 2 cabinet level agencies: Health & Human Services (HHS) & Department of Education. A grandson of Standard Oil founder John D. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nelson Rockefeller has received more than 6,148,776 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Nelson Rockefeller is the 1,753rd most popular politician (up from 2,049th in 2019), the 591st most popular biography from United States (up from 638th in 2019) and the 67th 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 1,753 out of 15,710Before him are Achaemenes, Charles II of Naples, Robert, Count of Clermont, Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange, Arghun, and Liu Shan. After him are Stefan Nemanja, Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Kamose, Oruç Reis, Pyotr Stolypin, and Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.

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Among people born in 1908, Nelson Rockefeller ranks 25Before him are Simon Wiesenthal, Mika Waltari, Anna Magnani, John Bardeen, Amon Göth, and David Lean. After him are Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Ilya Frank, Franz Stangl, Manoel de Oliveira, Hannes Alfvén, and Joseph McCarthy. Among people deceased in 1979, Nelson Rockefeller ranks 16Before him are Jean Monnet, Dennis Gabor, Sándor Kocsis, Mika Waltari, Hanna Reitsch, and Hafizullah Amin. After him are Sid Vicious, Agostinho Neto, Ludvík Svoboda, Nur Muhammad Taraki, Mustafa Barzani, and Reinhard Gehlen.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Nelson Rockefeller ranks 591 out of 15,968Before him are John Stith Pemberton (1831), Bradley Cooper (1975), Reese Witherspoon (1976), Mia Farrow (1945), Carl Barks (1901), and Priscilla Presley (1945). After him are Prince (1958), Dean Koontz (1945), Gene Kelly (1912), Richard Meier (1934), Talia Shire (1946), and John Deere (1804).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Nelson Rockefeller ranks 67Before him are Rutherford B. Hayes (1822), Nancy Pelosi (1940), Chester A. Arthur (1829), Bill de Blasio (1961), Kamehameha I (1758), and Ted Kennedy (1932). After him are Michael Bloomberg (1942), Donald Rumsfeld (1932), Joseph McCarthy (1908), Gina Haspel (1956), John Kerry (1943), and Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. (1888).