Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller was the 41st vice president of the United States under Gerald Ford and the 49th governor of New York. As governor of New York, Rockefeller championed stringent laws against drug use, sale, and possession. He dealt with the siege at the Attica Correctional Facility during his term, which ended with an assault by State Police officers and National Guardsmen where 39 were killed, including 10 hostages held by rebellious inmates.

Early Life and Career

Rockefeller was born on July 8, 1908, in Bar Harbor, Maine. He was the son ...

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