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Encyclopedia > James Stillman Rockefeller
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James Stillman Rockefeller (June 8, 1902 - August 10, 2004) was a member of the prominent U.S. Rockefeller family. A coxless pair which is a sweep-oar boat. ... The Games of the VIII Olympiad were held in 1924 in Paris, France. ... June 8 is the 159th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (160th in leap years), with 206 days remaining. ... 1902 (MCMII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... August 10 is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Rockefeller family (originally Roggenfelder), founded by John Davison Rockefeller (1839-1937) and his brother William Rockefeller (1841-1922), is an American industrial family of German origin, that made a fortune in the oil business during the latter part of the 19th century primarily through their Standard Oil Company. ...


A paternal grandson of William Rockefeller, his maternal grandfather James Stillman and uncle James Alexander Stillman served as presidents of the National City Bank of New York. William Rockefeller (May 31, 1841-June 24, 1922), American financier, was a cofounder of the prominent United States Rockefeller family. ... Citibank was founded in 1812 as City Bank of New York. ...


He graduated from Yale University in 1924, where he was elected to the secret society Scroll and Key. That same year Rockefeller captained a crew of Yale teammates, winning a gold medal in rowing at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris, France and appeared on the cover of Time magazine on July 7, 1924. (Dr. Benjamin Spock was a member of the crew.) Yale redirects here. ... A secret society is an organization that requires its members to conceal certain activities—such as rites of initiation—from outsiders. ... The Scroll and Key Society is a secret society that was established by John Addison Porter and others at Yale University in 1842. ... A coxless pair which is a sweep-oar boat. ... The Games of the VIII Olympiad were held in 1924 in Paris, France. ... The Eiffel Tower, the international symbol of the city For other uses, see Paris (disambiguation). ... (Clockwise from upper left) Time magazine covers from May 7, 1945; July 25, 1969; December 31, 1999; September 14, 2001; and April 21, 2003. ... July 7 is the 188th day of the year (189th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 177 days remaining. ... 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Dr. Spock (l) with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ...


On April 15, 1925, he married Nancy Carnegie, grand-niece of Andrew Carnegie. During World War II, Rockefeller served in the Airborne Command. April 15 is the 105th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (106th in leap years). ... 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Andrew Carnegie (November 25, 1835 – August 11, 1919) was a Scottish-born American businessman, a major philanthropist, and the founder of the Carnegie Steel Company which later became U.S. Steel. ... Combatants Allies: Poland, British Commonwealth, France/Free France, Soviet Union, United States, China, and others Axis Powers: Germany, Italy, Japan, and others Casualties Military dead: 17 million Civilian dead: 33 million Total dead: 50 million Military dead: 8 million Civilian dead: 4 million Total dead: 12 million World War II...


James Stillman Rockefeller joined the National City Bank in 1930 after working at Brown Brothers Harriman and served as president from 1952 to 1959 and chairman from 1959 to 1967. It was during his tenure that the bank merged with the smaller First National Bank and took the name The First National City Bank of New York. Categories: Possible copyright violations ...


(Under each of his successors, the bank's name has changed: George Moore shortened it to "First National City Bank" and formed a holding company, First National City Corp.; under Walter Wriston these became "Citibank" and "Citicorp"; under John Reed the firm merged with Travelers Group to become "Citigroup"). Walter Wriston (August 3, 1919 - January 19, 2005) was a financier and former chairman of Citicorp. ... John Shepard Reed is the Chairman of the New York Stock Exchange. ... Citigroup Inc. ...


James Stillman Rockefeller also concerned himself with other family investments, and prior to his death was America's oldest living Olympic champion, and the earliest living cover subject of Time magazine.


On August 5, 2004, Rockefeller suffered a stroke. His advance directives for medical care specified that he not be put on life support. He died at 4am on August 10, 2004, at the age of 102. August 5 is the 217th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (218th in leap years), with 148 days remaining. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Stroke (disambiguation). ... August 10 is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Rockefeller was survived by four children, fourteen grandchildren, thirty-seven great-grandchildren, and one great-great granddaughter.


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Time Magazine Cover July 7, 1924


Sources

  • some of this information has been provided by Molly McFadden Prochazka, Rockefeller's oldest great-granddaughter.

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James Stillman Rockefeller - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (374 words)
James Stillman Rockefeller (June 8, 1902 - August 10, 2004) was a member of the prominent U.S. Rockefeller family.
James Stillman Rockefeller joined the National City Bank in 1930 after working at Brown Brothers Harriman and served as president from 1952 to 1959 and chairman from 1959 to 1967.
Rockefeller was survived by four children, fourteen grandchildren, thirty-seven great-grandchildren, and one great-great granddaughter.
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