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John D. Rockefeller III

AKA John Davison Rockefeller III

Born: 21-Mar-1906
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 10-Jul-1978
Location of death: Mount Pleasant, NY
Cause of death: Accident - Automobile
Remains: Buried, Rockefeller Family Cemetery, Sleepy Hollow, NY

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Philanthropist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Lincoln Center for Performing Arts

Military service: US Navy (1942-45)

The grandson of oil magnate John D. Rockefeller and son of billionaire John D. Rockefeller, Jr., John D. Rockefeller III was the driving force behind establishment of the non-profit Lincoln Center in Manhattan. He established the Population Council in 1952 to address world overpopulation issues, and in 1972 headed President Richard M. Nixon's Commission on Population Growth and the American Future, recommending universal access to reproductive information and universal coverage for all patient costs related to maternity, abortion or voluntary sterilization. As a hobby he amassed an enormous collection of Asian art, and left it to the Asia Society (another organization he founded).

His wife was the sister of novelist John P. Marquand.

Father: John D. Rockefeller, Jr. (billionaire, b. 29-Jan-1874, d. 11-May-1960)
Mother: Abigail Aldrich Rockefeller ("Abby", b. 26-Oct-1874, m. 9-Oct-1901, d. 5-Apr-1948)
Sister: Abby Rockefeller Mauzé (b. 9-Nov-1903, d. 27-May-1976)
Brother: Nelson Rockefeller (US Vice President, b. 8-Jul-1908, d. 26-Jan-1979)
Brother: Laurance Rockefeller (financier, b. 26-May-1910, d. 11-Jul-2004)
Brother: Winthrop Rockefeller (Governor of Arkansas, b. 1-May-1912, d. 22-Feb-1973)
Brother: David Rockefeller (Chase Manhattan Bank executive, born June 15, 1915)
Wife: Blanchette Ferry Hooker (b. 2-Oct-1909, m. 11-Nov-1932, d. 29-Nov-1992)
Daughter: Sandra Ferry Rockefeller (b. Oct-1935)
Son: John Davison Rockefeller IV ("Jay", US Senator, b. 18-Jun-1937)
Daughter: Hope Aldrich Rockefeller Spencer (newspaper owner, b. 17-May-1938)
Daughter: Alida Rockefeller Dayton Messinger (philanthropist, b. 1948)

    High School: Loomis Institute, Windsor, CT (1925)
    University: BS Industrial Relations, Princeton University (1929)
    Administrator: Trustee, Rockefeller University (1931-70)

    Asia Society Founder
    Asia Society Trustee (1956-70)
    Council on Foreign Relations
    Lincoln Center Founder
    Lincoln Center Chairman (1961-70)
    Lincoln Center President (1950-61)
    Rockefeller Foundation Trustee (1931-70)
    Margaret Sanger Award 1967
    Tony 1960, Special award "for vision and leadership in creating the Lincoln Center"
    Rockefeller Family

Author of books:
The Second American Revolution (1973)


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