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  Rockefeller, Winthrop
NameWinthrop Rockefeller
Morrilton, Arkansas , United States
Born May 01, 1912
DiedFebruary 22, 1973 (60 years)
ContributorNot in Public Domain
Last ModifedRBH
Apr 01, 2021 01:00am
Tags Divorced - Cancer - Army - Methodist - Disputed -
InfoWINTHROP ROCKEFELLER was born in New York City on May 1, 1912, the son of D. Rockefeller, Jr., and Abby Aldrich Rockefeller. He attended Yale University from 1931 to 1934. In 1941 he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in the Pacific Theater during World War II, earning the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster and the Purple Heart. In 1953, Rockefeller moved to Arkansas and developed Winrock Farms, which concentrated on purebred cattle and grew rice and soybean. In 1955 he became the first chairman of the Arkansas Industrial Development Commission. During his nine-year leadership of the commission, Arkansas led all states in attracting new industry. In 1964 he was a delegate to the Republican National Convention. He was elected governor of Arkansas in 1966 and reelected in 1968. As governor, Rockefeller was an advocate for human rights, government reform, cultural development, and education. During his tenure, Governor Rockefeller chaired the Southern Governors' Confernece from 1969 to 1970 and served on the National Governors' Conference Executive Committee that same year. He died of lung cancer on February 22, 1973. His brother was New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller and his nephew was West Virginia Governor John Rockefeller.


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May 28, 2008 01:00pm Obituary Remembering Bobo [Rockefeller]  Article DFWDem 

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Son Win Paul Rockefeller 1948-2006
Grandson Will Rockefeller 0000-
Father John D. Rockefeller, Jr. 1874-1960
Grandfather John D. Rockefeller 1839-1937
Brother John D. Rockefeller, III 1906-1978
Nephew Jay Rockefeller 1937-
Niece Alida Ferry Rockefeller Messenger 1948-
Brother Nelson A. Rockefeller 1908-1979
Brother Laurance Spelman Rockefeller 1910-2004
Brother David Rockefeller 1915-2017
Mother Abby Aldrich Rockefeller 1874-1948
Grandfather Nelson W. Aldrich 1841-1915
Uncle Richard S. Aldrich 1884-1941
1st Cousin Richard S. Aldrich 1923-1997
Uncle Winthrop W. Aldrich 1885-1974

  11/03/1970 AR Governor Lost 32.41% (-29.26%)
  08/25/1970 AR Governor - R Primary Won 96.79% (+95.41%)
  11/05/1968 AR Governor Won 52.43% (+4.87%)
  08/08/1968 US President - R Convention Lost 0.96% (-64.93%)
  07/30/1968 AR Governor - R Primary Won 95.45% (+90.89%)
  11/08/1966 AR Governor Won 54.36% (+8.72%)
  11/03/1964 AR Governor Lost 42.99% (-14.01%)