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  1. John Davison Rockefeller, Jr. (JDR Jr.) was a philanthropist who gave more than $537 million to educational, religious, cultural, medical, and civic projects. The son of John D. Rockefeller, founder of the Standard Oil Company, and Laura Spelman Rockefeller, he was born on January 29, 1874, in Cleveland, Ohio, and died on May 11, 1960, in Tucson, Arizona.

  2. founding by Rockefeller. In Laura Spelman Rockefeller. …later her husband created the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial, which was involved in education and social welfare, among other issues. It later became part of the Rockefeller Foundation. Read More. Other articles where Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial is discussed: Laura Spelman ...

  3. Laura Spelman Rockefeller (1839–1915) was raised in the Midwest, living a short time in Burlington, Iowa before her family moved to Ohio. Her father Harvey Buel Spelman was a member of the state legislature (it's unclear whether in Ohio or Iowa) and an abolitionist who was part of the Underground Railroad. As a young woman, she was a school teacher at the Hudson Street School in Cleveland ...

  4. Laurance Spelman Rockefeller was born on May 26, 1910, in New York City, the fourth of the six children of Abby Aldrich and John D. Rockefeller, Jr. He attended the Lincoln School of Teachers College of Columbia University in New York before entering Princeton University in 1928. He graduated in 1932 with a B.A. degree in philosophy and went on to two years of graduate study at Harvard Law School.

  5. Laura Spelman Rockefeller: Relatives: See Rockefeller family: Alta Rockefeller Prentice (April 12, 1871 – June 21, 1962) was an American philanthropist and socialite, daughter of Standard Oil co-founder John D. Rockefeller. Early life. ...

  6. 23. Nov. 2015 · Chasin was the great-granddaughter of Spelman’s founding philanthropic partners, John D. and Laura Spelman Rockefeller. Like her mother before her, Chasin served on Spelman's board of trustees. Following her exemplary tenure (1965-1990), Chasin was designated a life trustee of Spelman College, a distinction extended only to a small group of dedicated board volunteers.