32 Facts About David Rockefeller

1. David Rockefeller is the only surviving grandson of America's first billionaire, John Davison Rockefeller.

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2. David Rockefeller died peacefully at his home estate Pocantico Hills, New York, due to a congestive heart failure.

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3. David Rockefeller was mainly known for running Chase National Bank for years and according to Forbes, he had a net worth of an estimated $3.3 billion, which made him the world's 604th richest person.

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4. On March 20, 2017, David Rockefeller died at his home in Pocantico Hills, New York, at the age of 101.

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5. In 2002, David Rockefeller was the first in his family to publish an autobiography, Memoirs.

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6. David Rockefeller was born on June 12, 1915, in Manhattan, New York, where he grew up in the Midtown district.

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7. David Rockefeller died on March 20, 2017 at the age of 101 at his home in Pocantico Hills, New York.

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8. David Rockefeller was born in New York City, and grew up in an eight-story house at 10 West 54th Street, the tallest private residence ever built in the city.

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9. David Rockefeller was against the sale, but was outvoted by the trustees.

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10. In 1961 David Rockefeller was made chairman of the board of Chase Manhattan Bank, a position he held for 20 years.

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11. David Rockefeller maintained a summer home, "Ringing Point", at Seal Harbor on Mount Desert Island off the Maine coast.

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12. David Rockefeller had a Manhattan residence at 146 East 65th Street, as well as a country residence at a farm in Livingston, New York (Columbia County), where his wife raised Simmenthal beef cattle.

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

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14. David Rockefeller published Memoirs in 2002, the only time a member of the Rockefeller family has written an autobiography.

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15. In 2000, David Rockefeller presided over the final sale of Rockefeller Center to Tishman Speyer Properties, along with the Crown family of Chicago, which ended the more than 70 years of direct family financial association with Rockefeller Center.

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16. David Rockefeller was a trustee of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, including 1948, when Alger Hiss was president.

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17. David Rockefeller served as secretary to the group, making notes of each meeting.

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18. In 1992, at a Council sponsored forum, David Rockefeller proposed a "Western Hemisphere free trade area", which became the Free Trade Area of the Americas in a Miami summit in 1994.

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19. David Rockefeller had a lifelong association with the Council on Foreign Relations when he joined as a director in 1949.

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20. David Rockefeller was acquainted with Central Intelligence Agency director Allen Dulles and his brother, Eisenhower administration Secretary of State John Foster Dulles—who was an in-law of the family—since his college years.

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21. David Rockefeller supported his "opening of China" initiative in 1971 as it afforded banking opportunities for the Chase Bank.

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22. David Rockefeller met Henry Kissinger in 1954, when Kissinger was appointed a director of a seminal Council on Foreign Relations study group on nuclear weapons, of which David Rockefeller was a member.

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23. David Rockefeller was criticized for befriending foreign autocrats in order to expand Chase interests in their countries.

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24. David Rockefeller was faulted for spending excessive amounts of time abroad, and during his tenure as CEO the bank had more troubled loans than any other major bank.

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25. That year David Rockefeller traveled to China, resulting in his bank becoming the National Bank of China's first correspondent bank in the US.

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26. David Rockefeller served in other positions and became president in 1960.

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27. David Rockefeller started as an assistant manager in the foreign department.

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28. In 1946, David Rockefeller joined the staff of the longtime family-associated Chase National Bank.

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29. David Rockefeller enlisted in the US Army and entered Officer Candidate School in 1943; he was ultimately promoted to Captain in 1945.

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30. David Rockefeller studied economics for a year at Harvard and then a year at the London School of Economics.

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31. David Rockefeller attended the experimental Lincoln School at 123rd Street in Harlem.

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32. David Rockefeller was an American banker who was chairman and chief executive of Chase Manhattan Corporation.

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