John D. Rockefeller Jr.


Birthday January 29, 1874

Birth Sign Aquarius

Birthplace Richford, NY

DEATH DATE May 11, 1960 (86)

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Philanthropist, Standard Oil director, and pivotal member of the Rockefeller family.

Before Fame

He graduated from Brown University in 1897.


He became one of New York City's largest real-estate holders after developing and financing Rockefeller Center during the Great Depression.

Family Life

He married Abby Greene Aldrich in 1901, which was a major social event in the Gilded Age. He fathered Nelson Rockefeller. He was his father's only son.

Associated With

He became director of J.P. Morgan's newly formed U.S. Steel company.