| Winthrop Rockefeller |
|Born||May 1, 1912|
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Died||February 22, 1973 (Age 60)|
Palm Springs, California, U.S.
Cause of death
|pancreatic cancer, chemotherapy|
|Alma mater||Loomis Chaffee School, Yale|
|Parents|| • John Davison Rockefeller Jr|
• Abigail Greene Aldrich
|Children||Winthrop Paul Rockefeller|
|Spouse|| • Bobo Rockefeller|
• Jeanette Edris
|Founder of||Rockefeller Brothers Fund|
|Member of||Rockefeller family|
|Party||Republican Party (United States)|
Winthrop Aldrich Rockefeller was an American politician and billionaire. Rockefeller was the fourth son and fifth child of American financer John D. Rockefeller Jr. and Abby Aldrich Rockefeller. He was a grandson of Standard Oil co-founder John D. Rockefeller.
Despite having no particular connection to the state, he was elected state governor in 1966, as the first Republican governor of Arkansas since Reconstruction. Despite accusations of lacking insight into the concerns of low-income voters and persistent rumors of his homosexuality, Rockefeller was re-elected in 1968, and went on to complete the controversial integration of Arkansas schools.
In 1957, a group of American investors led by Winthrop Rockefeller purchased the Tryall estate on Jamaica from William DeLisser with the intention of dividing and selling lots of land for the construction of villas and the creation of a private club. Tryall might have had connections to the "commercially-oriented espionage net" World Commerce Corporation, the brainchild of former OSS chief Bill Donovan. The Tryall club was located next to Donovan's property in Montego Bay.
In September 1972, Winthrop Rockefeller was diagnosed with inoperable pancreatic cancer and endured a devastating round of chemotherapy. He died on February 22, 1973, in Palm Springs, California, at the age of sixty.