Profession: Financier and Philanthropist
Why Famous: American financier and philanthropist who was a prominent member of the Rockefeller family.
He was the only son among the five children of Standard Oil co-founder John D. Rockefeller and the father of the five famous Rockefeller brothers.
- 1901-10-09 Philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr (27) weds Abby Aldrich in Warwick Neck, Rhode Island
- 1910-03-03 Rockefeller Foundation: John D. Rockefeller Jr. announces his retirement from managing his businesses so that he can be devoted full time to being a philanthropist
- 1946-12-12 UN accepts 6 Manhattan blocks as a gift from John D. Rockefeller Jr
- 1947-03-24 John D. Rockefeller Jr donates NYC East River site to the UN