Grandson of the infamous oil tycoon who became a prominent politician from Arkansas and a philanthropist in his own right. He was the 37th Governor of Arkansas from 1967 to 1971.
After distinguished service in WW II and a decade or so living a playboy lifestyle, he surprised everyone by moving to Arkansas, where he pledged support for its public services.
A Republican, he was elected governor of the solidly democrat Arkansas, and he used his first term to bridging divides between classes and races.
Notably, he was the only Southern governor to publicly proclaim his grief over the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.