from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- American family, including John Davison (1839-1937), an oil magnate who amassed great wealth through the Standard Oil Company and spent about half of his fortune on philanthropic works. His son John Davison, Jr. (1874-1960), continued his father's work and had five sons, including Nelson Aldrich (1908-1979), who was governor of New York (1959-1973) and Vice President of the United States (1974-1977) under Gerald Ford.
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- n. A very rich person.
- proper n. An American surname.
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- n. United States industrialist who made a fortune in the oil business and gave half of it away (1839-1937)
NEVA ROCKEFELLER GOODWIN, EXXONMOBILE SHAREHOLDER: And I want to stress that all of the resolutions from Rockefeller family members reinforce different aspects of the same concern.
NEVA ROCKEFELLER GOOD.IN, GREAT-GRAND.AUGHTER OF JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER: I want to stress all of the resolutions from Rockefeller family members reinforced different aspects of the same concern.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) NEVA ROCKEFELLER GOODWIN, EXXON MOBIL SHAREHOLDER: I want to stress that all of the resolutions from Rockefeller family members reinforce different aspects of the same concern -- the need for Exxon to identify related opportunities and strengths and to complement its strengths and skills in an industry that will soon look very different than it did when many of Exxon's managers started their careers.
NEVA ROCKEFELLER GOODWIN, JOHN D ROCKEFELLER'S GREAT GRANDDAUGHTER: I want to stress that all of the resolutions from Rockefeller family members reenforce different aspects of the same concern -- the need for Exxon to identify energy-related opportunities and strengths to complement its strengths and skills in an industry that will soon look very different than it did when many of Exxon's managers started their careers.
Decades later the term "Rockefeller Republican" can still be heard by pundits and the occasional voter lamenting his party's loss of moderation.
On Tuesday, "good" teachers will be giving model lessons before the public in Rockefeller Center.
Bradley Cooper spent some time to meet and greet fans in Rockefeller Plaza today after his appearance on The Today Show.
Bottom line: David Rockefeller is most certainly not going to be holding fundraisers for anyone remotely resembling a genuine change agent.
By giving MedPAC the power to implement its recommendations and revamping the board into an independent “but democratically accountable organization not unlike the Federal Reserve Board,” Rockefeller is freeing the panel from the constraints of congressional politics and allowing it to actually influence Medicare spending patterns.
Remember, there's something that we call a Rockefeller Republican, and that's basically what the tea party is responding to.