Winthrop Rockefeller

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Date of Birth May 1, 1912
Place of Birth New York
Date of Death Feb 22, 1973 (60)
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Winthrop Rockefeller

Winthrop Rockefeller was an American politician and philanthropist, who served as the first Republican governor of Arkansas since Reconstruction. He was a third-generation member of the Rockefeller family.

Born: May 1, 1912, New York City, New York, U.S.
Died: February 22, 1973, Palm Springs, California, U.S.
Resting place: Winrock Farms, Morrilton, Arkansas
Political party: Republican
Spouse(s): Jievute "Bobo" Paulekiute, (m. 1948–1954, divorced), Jeannette Edris, (m. 1956–1971, divorced)
Children: Winthrop Paul Rockefeller
Parents: John Davison Rockefeller Jr, Abigail Greene Aldrich
Relatives: See Rockefeller family
Profession: Politician, businessman
Civilian awards: Purple Heart, Bronze Star Medal
Lieutenant: Maurice Britt
Preceded by: Orval Faubus
Succeeded by: Dale Bumpers

About Winthrop Rockefeller

Grandson of the infamous oil tycoon who became a prominent politician from Arkansas and a philanthropist in his own right. He was the 37th Governor of Arkansas from 1967 to 1971.

Before Fame

After distinguished service in WW II and a decade or so living a playboy lifestyle, he surprised everyone by moving to Arkansas, where he pledged support for its public services.


A Republican, he was elected governor of the solidly democrat Arkansas, and he used his first term to bridging divides between classes and races.

Family Life

His father John D. Rockefeller, Jr. financed the eponymous center in New York.


Notably, he was the only Southern governor to publicly proclaim his grief over the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

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