Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on April 6, 1968 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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Saturday, April 6, 1968
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Saturday, April G,J968 Rockefeller meets Lake George, N.Y., youngsters during his 1966 campaign. NELSON A ROCKEFELLER R iisccl in one of America's richest families. Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller vuis sunounded In strong icligious convictions and personal financial conser\atism \\liich sent him early into public service. Before'entering the political world, Rockefeller held appointive positions in three administrations, one of the first being coordinator of Inter-American Affairs in 1940 under Franklin'.Roosevelt. Others have been as chairman of the International Development Advisory Board under President Truman and Undersecretary of Health, Education and Welfare under President Eisenhower. •His entry into politics came when he defeated incumbent New York Governor Avcrcll ITarriman, against a Democratic trend, in 1958. Every two years since he has .sought elective office. ' . ' lie decided, after travelling about the country talking to party leaders, to avoid a Presidential battle with Richard Nixon in 1960. He won a second term as Governor in 1962, lost to Barry Goldwater for the Presidential nomination in 1964 and won a third term as Governor in 1966. The 59-year-old Rockefeller was born July 8, 1908. at Bar Harbor, Maine, the third of six children. Nelson earned his Phi Bela Kappa key at Dartmouth College, where he was vice-president of the sophomore class and a member of the varsity soccer team. Following bis graduation in 1930, he married Mary Todhunter Clark, daughter of a socially prominent Philadelphia family. They bad five children of which one, Michael, vanished in New Guinea in 1961 during an anthropology expedition. Mrs. Rockefeller obtained a divorce in 1962 and, the following year. Rockefeller married Margarette "Happy" Murphy. They have two children, Nelson, Jr., age 3, and Mark, age I. With his political stock rising in the wake of Michigan Governor George Rornney's withdrawal from Presidential contention, Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller remains a non- declared contender available "if the overwhelming voice of the Republican Party asked him to be President". This Week's PICTUKM SHOW-Af Neu••.features. The Rockefeller brothers, seldom photographed together: John D, III, Nelson, Laurance, Winthrop, and David, in New York in 1960 At New York City, 1911,are older sister Abby, John III and Nelson. As a member of the Dartmouth soccer team in 1930. Prior to the 1960 Republican Convention, Rockefeller yielded to Richard Nixon, left, and, long before the 1968 Convention, George Romney yielded to Nelson Rockefeller, right. *'< £ • In 1944, Supreme Court Justice Stanley Reed administers -! oath of office to Rockefeller as Assistant Secretary of state. I At the 1964 Republican National Convention, Chairman s Thrwston Morton quiets delegates drowning out Rockefeller's denunciation pf extremists. Rockefeller rests at the helm of his sailboat on Frenchman Bay, Seal Harbor, Maine, during the summer of 1958. At their country residence in Pocantico Hills, N.Y.. in early 1968, Nelson gets together with wife, Happy, and their boys. Nelson Jr., 3, left, and Mark, 1

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