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Nelson Rockefeller

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Nelson Rockefeller

41st U.S. Vice-President


Who was Nelson Rockefeller?

Nelson Rockefeller was the 41st Vice President of the United States. However, he was not elected to the position and was only the second person to be appointed as Vice President according to the terms of the 25th Amendment. He replaced Gerald Ford who was the first person to be appointed as Vice President under those same terms. Gerald Ford ascended to the presidency after the Watergate scandal resulted in the resignation of President Richard Nixon.

Nelson Rockefeller also served as the 49th Governor of New York. He was president and chairman of Rockefeller Center, president of the Museum of Modern Art, and founder of the Museum of Primitive Art. His grandfather was John D. Rockefeller, Sr., the founder of the Standard Oil Company.

Famous Kin

In addition to his grandfather John D. Rockefeller, Sr., founder of the Standard Oil Company, Nelson Rockefeller is a descendant of Mayflower passenger William Brewster. His family tree includes numerous connections to royalty including a descent from King Edward I, and to the current royal family through the late Princess Diana.

Nelson Rockefeller has a number of family connections to former U. S. Presidents including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, John Quincy Adams, Theodore Roosevelt, Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Ulysses S. Grant, William H. Harrison, Millard Fillmore, Zachary Taylor, Benjamin Harrison, Warren G. Harding, Grover Cleveland, William H. Taft, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, and both Presidents Bush. His fellow vice presidential kin include Levi Morton, Schuyler Colfax, Henry Wallace, James Sherman, Charles Dawes, and Dick Cheney.

Nelson Rockefeller’s celebrity kin include actress Katharine Hepburn, Sports Illustrated swim suit cover model Kate Upton, actor Humphrey Bogart, TV personality and chef Julia Child, actress Paget Brewster, commentator Lowell Thomas, NBA All-Star Kevin Love, and many others.


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for Nelson Rockefeller

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Rev. John Whittingham

(c1616 - 1639)
Great Migration Immigrant 1637

11th cousin 10 times removed
via Sir Alan la Zouche

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Rev. John Whittingham

(c1616 - 1639)
Great Migration Immigrant 1637

6th cousin 11 times removed
via Sir Robert Corbet

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Samuel Cony

31st Governor of Maine

17th cousin 4 times removed
via William de Beauchamp

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Samuel Cony

31st Governor of Maine

14th cousin 5 times removed
via Richard FitzAlan

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Samuel Cony

31st Governor of Maine

16th cousin 5 times removed
via Sir Maurice de Berkeley

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Britney Spears

Singer, Entertainer

8th cousin 4 times removed
via Thomas Angell

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Nelson Eddy

Movie Actor and Singer

8th cousin
via Thomas Angell

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Sarah Palin

9th Governor of Alaska

9th cousin 2 times removed
via George Parkhurst

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David Angell

TV Producer - 9/11 Victim

8th cousin 1 time removed
via Thomas Angell

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Kenyon Cox

Painter and Illustrator

7th cousin 2 times removed
via George Parkhurst

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Allyn Cox

Muralist

8th cousin 1 time removed
via George Parkhurst

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George Howard Earle

30th Governor of Pennsylvania

7th cousin
via Richard Arnold

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Joe Keery

TV and Movie Actor

8th cousin 3 times removed
via John Hopkins

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Joe Keery

TV and Movie Actor

9th cousin 4 times removed
via Robert White

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Joe Keery

TV and Movie Actor

7th cousin 4 times removed
via John Calkins

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Edward Norton

Movie Actor

9th cousin 3 times removed
via Jonathan Brewster

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Charlie Baker

72nd Governor of Massachusetts

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir John Howard

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Margot Kidder

TV and Movie Actress

18th cousin 1 time removed
via John of Gaunt

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Margot Kidder

TV and Movie Actress

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Alice de Audley

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Margot Kidder

TV and Movie Actress

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir William de Ros

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Margot Kidder

TV and Movie Actress

18th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir Thomas de Holand

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Margot Kidder

TV and Movie Actress

18th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir Michael de la Pole

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Margot Kidder

TV and Movie Actress

21st cousin
via Sir Maurice de Berkeley

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Margot Kidder

TV and Movie Actress

19th cousin
via Sir Richard FitzAlan

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Margot Kidder

TV and Movie Actress

19th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir Thomas de Beauchamp

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