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Rockefeller, Percy A.

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role Collector
dates 1878-1934
city Greenwich
other citiesNewport, RI;
sex M
historical notes Percy Avery Rockefeller was the son of William Rockefeller (1841-1922) and Almira Geraldine Goodsell. He was married to the daughter of James Stillman (president of First National City Bank) nee Isabel Goodrich Stillman.

Rockefeller was founder and Vice President of Owenoke Corporation; a board director of Air Reduction Company, American International Corporation, Atlantic Fruit Company, Anaconda Copper Mining Company, Bethlehem Steel Corporation, Bowman Biltmore Hotels Company, Cuba Company, Chile Copper Company, Consolidated Gas Company, Greenwich Trust Company, W. A. Harriman & Co. & Brown Brothers Harriman & Company, Mesabi Iron Company, National City Bank of New York, National City Company, New York Edison Company, North American Reassurance Company, National Surety Company, Provident Loan Society, Remington Arms Company, United Electric Light & Power Company, Western Union & Telegraph Company; and a trustee of John Sterling, Yale-1863.

Rockefeller collected tapestries, oriental rugs, paintings, furniture and objects of art. His collection included work by, among others, Houdon, Romney, Courbet and Inness.
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