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Rockefeller Foundation

ORGANIZATION

Founded 1913 to "promote the well-being of mankind throughout the world."

Official Website:
http://www.rockfound.org/

Founding Date:
1913

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Alan Alda
Actor
28-Jan-1936   Capt. Hawkeye Pierce on M*A*S*H
Christopher Alexander
Architect
4-Oct-1936   A Pattern Language, The Nature of Order
R. H. Barlow
Author
18-May-1918 2-Jan-1951 Literary executor of H. P. Lovecraft
Felix Bloch
Physicist
23-Oct-1905 10-Sep-1983 Nuclear magnetic resonance
Norman Borlaug
Scientist
25-Mar-1914 12-Sep-2009 Engineered disease-resistant wheat
John Brademas
Politician
2-Mar-1927   Congressman from Indiana, 1959-81
Melvin Calvin
Chemist
8-Apr-1911 8-Jan-1997 Deciphered photosynthesis
Robert F. Chandler
Educator
22-Jun-1907 23-Mar-1999 International Rice Research Institute
Henry Cisneros
Politician
11-Jun-1947   Secretary of HUD, 1993-97
Karl T. Compton
Physicist
15-Sep-1887 22-Jun-1954 Bikini Island atomic tests
Richard Danzig
Government
8-Sep-1944   US Secretary of the Navy, 1998-2001
John W. Davis
Attorney
13-Apr-1873 24-Mar-1955 US Solicitor General, 1913-18
Gerard Debreu
Economist
4-Jul-1921 31-Dec-2004 Supply and demand theorist
Max Delbrück
Scientist
4-Sep-1906 10-Mar-1981 Molecular structure of viral genes (phages)
C. Douglas Dillon
Government
21-Aug-1909 10-Jan-2003 US Treasury Secretary, 1961-65
Harold W. Dodds
Educator
28-Jun-1889 25-Oct-1980 President, Princeton University, 1932-57
Orvil Dryfoos
Publisher
8-Nov-1912 26-May-1963 New York Times Publisher, 1961-63
John Foster Dulles
Government
25-Feb-1888 24-May-1959 Eisenhower's Secretary of State
Ulf von Euler
Scientist
7-Feb-1905 9-Mar-1983 Neurotransmitters, norepinephrine and prostaglandins
Enrico Fermi
Physicist
29-Sep-1901 29-Nov-1954 First controlled nuclear chain reaction
Edmond H. Fischer
Scientist
6-Apr-1920   Protein phosphorylation
Abraham Flexner
Educator
13-Nov-1866 21-Sep-1959 The American College
Raymond B. Fosdick
Business
9-Jun-1883 19-Jul-1972 President of the Rockefeller Foundation
Ann M. Fudge
Business
23-Apr-1951   CEO of Young & Rubicam, 2003-07
Walter S. Gifford
Business
10-Jan-1885 7-May-1966 President of AT&T, 1925-48
Robert F. Goheen
Educator
15-Aug-1919 31-Mar-2008 President of Princeton University, 1957-72
Ronald E. Goldsberry
Business
12-Sep-1942   Former VP, Ford
William C. Gorgas
Doctor
3-Oct-1854 3-Jul-1920 Malaria and yellow fever
Stephen Jay Gould
Biologist
10-Sep-1941 20-May-2002 Evolutionary scientist
Rajat K. Gupta
Business
2-Dec-1948   Managing Partner of McKinsey, 1994-2003
Trygve Haavelmo
Economist
13-Dec-1911 28-Jul-1999 Economic forecasting
Margaret A. Hamburg
Government
1955   FDA Commissioner
Clifford M. Hardin
Government
9-Oct-1915 4-Apr-2010 US Secretary of Agriculture, 1969-71
Odd Hassel
Chemist
17-May-1897 11-May-1981 Conformational analysis
Linda A. Hill
Educator
c. 1957   Harvard Business School
Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin
Chemist
12-May-1910 29-Jul-1994 Determined structure of Vitamin B12
Johannes Holtfreter
Zoologist
9-Jan-1901 13-Nov-1992 Chemotaxis
Richard Jenrette
Business
5-Apr-1929   Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette
Alfred Kinsey
Scientist
23-Jun-1894 25-Aug-1956 Researched human sexual behavior
Lev Landau
Physicist
22-Jan-1908 1-Apr-1968 Superfluidity of helium
David M. Lawrence
Business
c. 1940   CEO of Kaiser KHFP, 1991-2002
Edward B. Lewis
Scientist
20-May-1918 21-Jul-2004 Drosophila researcher, Nobel laureate
Richard W. Lyman
Educator
18-Oct-1923 27-May-2012 President of Stanford University, 1971-80
Julianne Malveaux
Columnist
c. 1953   Pundit
Benoit Mandelbrot
Mathematician
20-Nov-1924 14-Oct-2010 Fractal mathematician
Jessica Tuchman Mathews
Government
1946   Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Barbara McClintock
Scientist
16-Jun-1902 2-Sep-1992 Discovered transposable genes
Eleanor Holmes Norton
Politician
13-Jun-1937   Congresswoman, Washington DC
Michael Novak
Religion
9-Sep-1933   The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism
Sandra Day O'Connor
Judge
26-Mar-1930   US Supreme Court Justice, 1981-2006
James F. Orr III
Business
c. 1943   CEO of UNUM Corporation, 1987-99
Linus Pauling
Chemist
28-Feb-1901 19-Aug-1994 Scientist and peacenik
Max F. Perutz
Chemist
19-May-1914 6-Feb-2002 X-Ray analysis of hemoglobin
Hugh B. Price
Activist
1941   President of the Urban League, 1994-2003
John D. Rockefeller
Business
8-Jul-1839 23-May-1937 Founder of Standard Oil
John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
Business
29-Jan-1874 11-May-1960 Built Rockefeller Center
John D. Rockefeller III
Philanthropist
21-Mar-1906 10-Jul-1978 Lincoln Center for Performing Arts
Judith Rodin
Educator
9-Sep-1944   President of UPenn, 1994-2004
Anthony Romero
Activist
9-Jul-1965   ACLU Executive Director
Dean Rusk
Government
9-Feb-1909 21-Dec-1994 US Secretary of State, 1961-69
Henry B. Schacht
Business
16-Oct-1934   Former CEO of Cummins, Lucent
Emilio Segrè
Physicist
30-Jan-1905 22-Apr-1989 Co-Discoverer of the antiproton
Wole Soyinka
Playwright
13-Jul-1934   Politically-charged Nigerian author
Robert G. Sproul
Educator
22-May-1891 10-Sep-1975 President, University of California, 1930-58
Frank Stanton
Business
20-Mar-1908 24-Dec-2006 President of CBS, 1946-73
Walter W. Stewart
Economist
1885 Mar-1958 Council of Economic Advisers, 1953-55
Maurice Strong
Activist
29-Apr-1929   Power executive, environmentalist
Arthur Hays Sulzberger
Publisher
12-Sep-1891 11-Dec-1968 New York Times Publisher, 1935-61
Max Theiler
Scientist
30-Jan-1899 11-Aug-1972 Yellow fever vaccination
Hugo Theorell
Scientist
6-Jul-1903 15-Aug-1982 Oxidation enzymes
Clifton R. Wharton, Jr.
Business
13-Sep-1926   CEO of TIAA-CREF, 1987-92
George H. Whipple
Scientist
28-Aug-1878 2-Feb-1976 Bile, hemoglobin, and the liver


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