John D. Rockefeller

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United States industrialist who made a fortune in the oil business and gave half of it away (1839-1937)

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"John D. Rockefeller, the founder of Standard Oil, moved America out of whale oil and into petroleum," said Stephen Heintz, president of RBF.
Rumored at one time to be the wealthiest man who had ever lived, John D. Rockefeller, the key founder of Standard Oil, always understood the importance of giving back, even when he was at the center of controversy.
The author offers an engaging, descriptive account of the parallel, and sometimes intersecting, lives of Ida Tarbell, the muckraking journalist, and John D. Rockefeller, the founder of the Standard Oil Company.
Fifteen members of the Rockefeller family publicly called on ExxonMobil Corporation, the company which emerged from family patriarch John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil empire, to start looking beyond short-term oil profits in planning for a carbon-constrained future.
The original Folk Art Museum building, which opened in 1957, was built in memory of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller by her husband, Colonial Williamsburg benefactor John D. Rockefeller Jr., and housed Mrs.
A piece by Hugo Gellert depicted Nelson's grandfather, John D. Rockefeller, sitting with Al Capone amidst a pile of money bags.
The Kaufman Organization recently brokered a lease for space at the former offices of John D. Rockefeller at 26 Broadway, also known as the Standard Oil Building, directly across from the Wall Street Bull.
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Asia Society comes an outstanding survey which reflects John D. Rockefeller 3rd's tour of China and Japan and his commitment to promoting a greater understanding of Asia through the society which he founded in 1956.
Rescue Archaeology was first conceived as a dig in MOMA's renowned sculpture garden, where Dion could focus on the remains of two town houses given to the museum by John D. Rockefeller Jr.
His 'I believe' doctrine, heralded by the Tories as signalling a new era of Conservatism, bears a startling resemblance to US billionaire John D. Rockefeller's philosophy of life.
The Pugwash events (formally entitled "Joint Conferences on Science and World Affairs") were organized by Cyrus Eaton, a notorious Soviet apologist and former personal secretary to John D. Rockefeller. Pugwash Conferences in 1959 and 1960 played a significant role in shaping the Freedom From War blueprint for "general and complete disarmament" unveiled in a 1961 address to the United Nations by John F.
The now historic, modernist building that houses the magnificent, futuristic theater was built by John D. Rockefeller Jr.
Originating out of mugwump efforts against the urban machine, the Progressive-era anti-vice movement included such well-known figures as John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Charles W.
And businessmen prefer to think of themselves as victims of political extortion, not as initiators of bribes," all the while "government degenerates into a sea of iniquity." Amazingly, these words are not taken from current news columns on Russia, but from The Titan, Ron Chernov's biography of the oil magnate John D. Rockefeller.
But a Cleveland, Ohio, commodities broker named John D. Rockefeller went into the business of refining--processing --oil into kerosene and other products.