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Big Business Report: John Davison Rockefeller HIS 125
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John Davison Rockefeller, American Industrialist and Philanthropist, (July 8, 1839-May 23, 1937) was known as not only the richest man in American history but also the First American Billionaire. Among Mr. Rockefeller’s most well-known accomplishments were the foundation of the University of Chicago, The Rockefeller Foundation to include the Rockefeller University. According to the Rockefeller University, Rockefeller University was “founded in 1901 by John D. Rockefeller, The Rockefeller University Hospital was founded in 1910 as the first hospital devoted exclusively to clinical research. The Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research was the country’s first institution devoted exclusively to biomedical research. In the 1950s, the institute expanded its mission to include graduate education and began training new generations of scientists to become research leaders around the world. In 1965, it was renamed The Rockefeller University” (University Overview, 2009). Mr. Rockefeller was the second of six children born to William Avery and Eliza Davison Rockefeller in a small rural community located in the town of Richmond, New York. Later in life, Mr. Rockefeller’s business fortune began after he work at Hewitt & Tuttle, a small company
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  • Spring '09
  • DOREENPAULEY
  • John D. Rockefeller, John Davison Rockefeller, Rockefeller family, Rockefeller University, Eliza Davison Rockefeller

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