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Rockefeller, John D. (John Davison), 1839-1937

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Personal name headingRockefeller, John D. (John Davison), 1839-1937
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Variant(s)Rockefeller, John Davison, 1839-1937
Associated placeCleveland (Ohio) Pocantico Hills (N.Y.)
Birth date1839-07-08
Death date1937-05-23
Place of birthRichford (N.Y.)
Place of deathOrmond Beach (Fla.)
Profession or occupationBusinessmen Industrialists Philanthropists
Type of familymale
Found inNUCMC data from N.J. Hist. Soc. for Misc. manuscripts, 1664-1956 (John D. Rockefeller)
WWWA, 1897-1942 (Rockefeller, John Davison; capitalist, philanthropist; b. Richford, N.Y.; 1839; s. William Avery and Eliza (Davison) R.; m. Laura C. Spelman, 1864 (d. 1915); pres. Standard Oil Co.; home: Pocantico Hills, N.Y.)
Wikipedia, 22 November 2017 (John D. Rockefeller; John Davidson Rockefeller Sr. (July 8, 1839 - May 23, 1937); was an American oil industry business magnate, industrialist, and philanthropist; widely considered the wealthiest American of all time and the richest person in modern history; born in upstate New York, later settling in Cleveland, Ohio; took a business course in bookkeeping and was a bookkeeper for a time; had a number of successful of business opportunities until forming Standard Oil of Ohio with business partners; founder of both the University of Chicago and Rockefeller University; funded the establishment of Central Philippine University in the Philippines; died in Ormond Beach, Florida on May 23, 1937 and was buried in Cleveland)