David Rockefeller

American banker and philanthropist (1915–2017)

David Rockefeller, Sr. (June 12, 1915 – March 20, 2017) was the patriarch of the Rockefeller family. He founded the Trilateral Commission. He was the only surviving grandchild of oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller, founder of Standard Oil. His five siblings were Abby, John D. III, Nelson, Laurance and Winthrop.

David Rockefeller, Sr.
Born(1915-06-12)June 12, 1915
DiedMarch 20, 2017(2017-03-20) (aged 101)
Pocantico Hills, New York, U.S.
Cause of deathCongestive heart failure
Resting placeRockefeller Family Cemetery
Sleepy Hollow, New York
EducationLondon School of Economics
Alma materColumbia University,
Harvard University,
University of Chicago
Years active1940–2017
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Margaret "Peggy" McGrath
(m. 1940-1996, her death)
ChildrenDavid, Abby, Neva, Peggy, Richard, Eileen
Parent(s)John D. Rockefeller, Jr.,
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller
RelativesJohn D. Rockefeller
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Navy
Years of service1943–1945
Rank Gunner's mate, 1st class
Honorary Chief Petty Officer
Battles/warsWorld War II

He was a member of the advisory board for the Bilderberg Group.[1]

His net wealth was about 2.5 billion dollars. This ranked him among the 300 richest people in the world.[2]

Wife and children change

He married Margaret "Peggy" McGrath on September 7, 1940; (September 28, 1915 – March 26, 1996), she was the daughter of a partner in a prominent Wall Street law firm. They had six children:

  1. David Rockefeller, Jr. (b. July 24, 1941) — Vice Chairman, Rockefeller Family & Associates (the family office, Room 5600); Chairman of Rockefeller Financial Services; Trustee of the Rockefeller Foundation; former Chairman of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and Rockefeller & Co., Inc., among many other family institutions.
  2. Abby Rockefeller (b. 1943) — The eldest and most rebellious daughter, she was drawn to Marxism and was an strong admirer of Fidel Castro and a late 1960s/early 1970s radical feminist[3] who belonged to the organization Female Liberation, later forming a group called Cell 16.[4] An environmentalist and ecologist, she was an active supporter of the women's liberation movement.
  3. Neva Rockefeller Goodwin (b. 1944) — Economist and philanthropist. She is Director of the Global Development and Environment Institute; Trustee and Vice Chair of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and Director of the Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.
  4. Peggy Dulany (b. 1947) — Founder of the Synergos Institute in 1986; Board member of the Council on Foreign Relations; serves on the Advisory Committee of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University.
  5. Richard Rockefeller (1949 – 2014) — A physician and philanthropist; chairman of the United States advisory board of the international aid group Doctors Without Borders; Trustee and Chair of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. He was killed in an airplane crash on June 13, 2014.
  6. Eileen Rockefeller Growald (b. 1952) — Venture philanthropist; Founding Chair of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, established in New York City in 2002.

Margaret died in 1996. As of 2002, David had ten grandchildren: (by David) Ariana, Camilla; (by Neva) David, Miranda; (by Peggy) Michael; (by Richard) Clay, Rebecca; (by Abby) Christopher; (by Eileen) Danny and Adam.

Death change

Rockefeller died on March 20, 2017 at his home in Pocantico Hills, New York from congestive heart failure at the age of 101.[5]

References change

  1. "Official Bilderberg Club Website". Archived from the original on 2014-03-14. Retrieved 2012-07-04.
  2. "David Rockefeller, Sr". Forbes.
  3. Echols, Alice, Daring to Be Bad: Radical Feminism in America: 1967–1975 (Minneapolis, Minn.: Univ. of Minn. Press, 1989 (ISBN 0-8166-1787-2)), pp. 158 (& perhaps n. 106), 163 & nn. 132–133, & 211 & n. 37 (author then visiting asst. prof. history, Univ. of Ariz. at Tucson).
  4. Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections Archived 2009-03-02 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. Smith, Timothy R. (March 20, 2017). "David Rockefeller Sr., steward of family fortune and Chase Manhattan Bank, dies at 101". The Washington Post. Retrieved March 20, 2017.

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