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Laurance Spelman Rockefeller
Birth: May 26, 1910
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Jul. 11, 2004
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Philanthropist and Conservationist. Grandson of John D. Rockefeller Sr, he received a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Princeton University in 1932 and studied at Harvard Law School. He served in the Navy during World War II and became a Lieutenant Commander. In 1958, he founded the American Conservation Association, and was elected chairman of the New York State parks commission in 1963. He helped develop national parks in Wyoming, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Vermont, and chaired the White House Conference on Natural Beauty. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1969, for his environmental work and received the Congressional Gold Medal in 1991. He served as chairman of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York and was the first recipient of the American Cancer Society's Alfred P. Sloan Memorial Award. He also held a seat on the New York Stock Exchange. In 2003, Forbes Magazine put his net worth at $1.5 billion, ranking him the 140th richest American. Cause of death, pulmonary fibrosis at age 94. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Family links: 
  John D. Rockefeller (1874 - 1960)
  Abby Greene Aldrich Rockefeller (1874 - 1948)
  Mary Billings French Rockefeller (1910 - 1997)*
  Abigail Chapman Rockefeller Mauze (1903 - 1976)*
  John D. Rockefeller (1906 - 1978)*
  Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller (1908 - 1979)*
  Laurance Spelman Rockefeller (1910 - 2004)
  Winthrop Aldrich Rockefeller (1912 - 1973)*
*Calculated relationship
Rockefeller Family Cemetery
Sleepy Hollow
Westchester County
New York, USA
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Record added: Jul 11, 2004
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