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Rockefeller, William, 1841-1922

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role Collector
dates 1841-1922
city New York City
other citiesCleveland, OH; Ormond Beach, FL; Greenwich, CT;
gender M
historical notes William Rockefeller (1841-1922) was the brother of John D. Rockefeller, joining him in the oil business in 1866 and becoming president of Standard Oil of New York in 1882.

According to The Art Treasures of America, Rockefeller owned works by Rosa Bonheur, L. J. Bonnat, W. A. Bouguereau, Jules Breton, D. Col, J. B. C. Corot, E. Delacroix, A. De Neuville, B. Desgoffe, E. Detaille, N. Diaz, J. Dupré, J. L. Gérôme, F. H. Kaemerer, L. Knaus, J. L. E. Meissonier, H. Merle, J. G. Meyer von Bremen, J. F. Millet, M. Munkácsy, V. Palmaroli, J. Robbe, T. Rousseau, A. Schreyer, E. Seitz, A. Toulmouche, C. Troyon, E. Verboekhoven, J. G. Vibert, E. Zamacoïs, F. Ziem, and Achille Zo.

William Rockefeller was the brother of John D. Rockefeller. He was associated with John D. in the oil business beginning in 1866, was a trustee of the Standard Oil Trust and president of the Standard Oil Company of New York beginning in 1882.

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Rockefeller Archive Center Rockefeller Family Archives, Record Group 50, 1860-(1915-1930)-1959
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see also:
Rockefeller, David, 1915-
Rockefeller, John D. (John Davison), 1874-1960
Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich), 1908-1979
Stillman, James, 1850-1918