The Religious Affiliation of U.S. Vice-President
Nelson A. Rockefeller
Nelson A. Rockefeller served as U.S. Vice-President from 1974-77 under Pres. Ford.
Nelson A. Rockefeller was a Baptist. He had a very religious upbringing.
From: Political Graveyard website (http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/robison-rockne.html#REV0WR5HH; viewed 29 November 2005):
Rockefeller, Nelson Aldrich (1908-1979) - also known as Nelson A. Rockefeller; "Rocky" - of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Tarrytown, Westchester County, N.Y. Born in Bar Harbor, Hancock County, Maine, July 8, 1908. Grandson of Nelson Wilmarth Aldrich; nephew of Richard Steere Aldrich and Winthrop Williams Aldrich; married, June 23, 1930, to Mary Todhunter Clark (divorced) and Margaretta Fitler 'Happy' Murphy; brother of Winthrop Rockefeller; uncle of John Davison Rockefeller IV and Winthrop Paul Rockefeller. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1956 (alternate), 1960, 1964; Governor of New York, 1959-73; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1964, 1968; Vice President of the United States, 1974-77. Baptist. Member, Council on Foreign Relations; Knights of Pythias; Phi Beta Kappa. Participated in the founding of the United Nations; received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977. Died, of a massive heart attack, in New York, New York County, N.Y., January 26, 1979. Cremated; ashes interred at Pocantico Hills Estate, Sleepy Hollow, N.Y.
From: Peter Roberts, "Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller" page in "God and Country" section of "Science Resources on the Net" website (http://www.geocities.com/peterroberts.geo/Relig-Politics/NARockefeller.html; viewed 29 November 2005):
Religious Affiliation: Baptist
Quotations: "I do not believe it right for one group to impose its vision of morality on an entire society." -- Veto Message (as Governor of New York), 13 May 1972
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