Laurance Rockefeller

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Birthday
26, 1910
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Jul 11, 2004 (94)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
26, 1910
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Jul 11, 2004 (94)

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Scion of one of America's richest families, he became a committed environmentalist, working to establish several national parks.

Before Fame

As the founding trustee of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, he and his brothers (and his sister Babs) provided venture capital to firms like Apple Computer and Intel.

Trivia

He donated 33,000 acres of land held by the family to what became the Grand Teton Nation National Park, and helped to enlarge parks in other states.

Family Life

He was the fourth of six children born to John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and his wife Abby Aldrich.

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For his tireless work advising a succession of presidents on conservation issues, he was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal by President George Bush.

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