Summer vacations were spent at the Eyrie, a 100-room house in Seal Harbor on the southeast shore of Mount Desert Island, in Maine.
The house was demolished by the family in the early 1960s to make way for Museum of Modern Art.
The school was the brainchild of Abraham Flexner, who had structured the institution after the educational philosophy of John Dewey.
It opened in 1916 and was operated by the Teachers College at Columbia University, with crucial funding in its early years from the Rockefellers' General Education Board, a philanthropic educational institution later rolled into the Rockefeller Foundation.
This was conceived and planned for by his mother Abby.
Rockefeller attended the experimental Lincoln School at 123rd Street in Harlem.Although the mayor pointed out to the press that Rockefeller was only one of 60 interns in the city government, his working space was, in fact, the vacant office of the deputy mayor. Army and entered Officer Candidate School in 1943; he was ultimately promoted to captain in 1945.From 1941 to 1942, Rockefeller was assistant regional director of the United States Office of Defense, Health and Welfare Services. During World War II he served in North Africa and France (he spoke fluent French) for military intelligence setting up political and economic intelligence units.He was also, as recently as 1980, the single largest individual shareholder of the bank, holding 1.7% of its shares.In 1954, Rockefeller became chairman of the committee charged with deciding the location of the bank's new headquarters.Learn more, including about available controls: Cookies Policy.