David Rockefeller, heir of the legendary Rockefeller oil fortune, bank executive, and philanthropist to many causes, has died at the age of 101. USA TODAY
David Rockefeller Sr., second from left, pauses with National Park Service rangers during a May 31, 2013, visit to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Pictured are park spokeswoman Molly Schroer, left, Rockefeller, Superintendent Dale Ditmanson, park entomologist Becky Nichols, Chief of Resource Management and Science Jeff Troutman, and Park Museum Curator John McDade.(Photo: Submitted by Marco Chiabo)
David Rockefeller, the New York banker/philanthropist whose father helped acquire the land that would become the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, died today at age 101.
Rockefeller, the last surviving grandson of oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller and son of John D. Rockefeller Jr., died in his sleep of congestive heart failure.
Rockefeller Jr. donated $5 million dollars to help fund acquisition of land that would become the Smokies in 1928 in honor of his late mother, Laura Spelman Rockefeller. In 1940, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt dedicated the park at the Rockefeller Monument, named in her honor, at Newfound Gap.
Rockefeller Jr. brought his son David to the Smokies in 1948.FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInDavid Rockefeller> Fullscreen
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David Rockefeller, former CEO of Chase Manhattan, returned to the Smokies in 2013 at age 98, coming here in part to tour the natural history collection at the Twin Creeks Science Center, which was of interest to him because he was an avid beetle collector. Rockefeller had some 160,000 specimens in his collection that he planned to donate to Harvard University, his alma mater.
During his more recent visit, Rockefeller stayed at the upscale Blackberry Farm in Walland.
>Philanthropist, oil heir, banker David Rockefeller dies at 101
David Rockefeller, grandson of industrialist John D. Rockefeller and former president of Chase Manhattan Bank, has died at 101. Time
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