John D. Rockefeller

Rockefeller

[rok-uh-fel-er]
noun
1.
John D(avison) [dey-vuh-suhn] , 1839–1937, and his son John D(avison), Jr., 1874–1960, U.S. oil magnates and philanthropists.
2.
Nelson A(ldrich) 1908–79, U.S. political leader: governor of New York 1959–73; vice president of the U.S. 1974–77 (son of John D. Rockefeller, Jr.).
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Rockefeller (ˈrɒkəˌfɛlə)
 
n
1.  John D(avison). 1839--1937, US industrialist and philanthropist
2.  his son, John D(avison). 1874--1960, US capitalist and philanthropist
3.  his son, Nelson (Aldrich). 1908--79, US politician; governor of New York State (1958--74); vice president (1974--76)

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Rockefeller
"immensely rich man," 1938, in ref. to U.S. financier and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller (1839-1937).
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