John D. ROCKEFELLER, JR.

Family tree of John D. ROCKEFELLER, JR.

Industrialist, Businessman

AmericanBorn John Davison ROCKEFELLER, JR.

American philanthropist

Born on January 29, 1874 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA , United States

Died on May 11, 1960 in Tucson, Arizona, USA

Family tree

Report an error

This form allows you to report an error or to submit additional information about this family tree: John D. ROCKEFELLER, JR. (1874)

More information

Rockefeller, Jr. was the fifth and last child of John D. Rockefeller (July 8, 1839 – May 23, 1937) and his wife, Laura Celestia Spelman. Living in his father's mansion at 4 West 54th Street he attended Park Avenue Baptist Church at 64th Street (now Central Presbyterian Church), and the Browning School, a tutorial establishment set up for him and other children of associates of the family; it was located in a brownstone owned by the Rockefellers, on West 55th Street.



Initially he had intended to go to Yale but was encouraged by William Rainey Harper, president of the University of Chicago, among others, to enter the Baptist-oriented Brown University instead. Nicknamed Johnny Rock by his roommates, he joined both the Glee and the Mandolin Clubs, taught a Bible class and was elected junior class president. Scrupulously careful with money, he stood out as different from other rich men's sons.

...  


In 1897 he graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Arts, after taking nearly a dozen courses in the social sciences, including a study of Karl Marx's Das Kapital. He joined the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.



© Copyright Wikipédia authors - This article is under licence CC BY-SA 3.0


 

Geographical origins

The map below shows the places where the ancestors of the famous person lived.

Loading... An error has occured while loading the map.